Taking a little break right now, enjoying a cup of this watching Gary Numan live! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uzLe-ufp_Zw#t=112. I haven’t listened to Gary Numan in a while and I’ve been meaning to pick up his latest album. Maybe I will peruse Amazon and pick it up. Most bands seem to turn out less awesome music with age but he is just awesome. The tea goes well with the video.
I must say there is definitely a sweet spot with this tea. There is a point between floral (too diluted) and astringent (too strong) that is just absolutely perfect. At that point, wonderful notes of Brazil nuts, burned chocolate, wood, and earth are present. It makes an excellent substitute for my beloved PTA but it does take more work to get it to its ideal point. Out of all the Darjeelings I tasted this year, this was certainly the most unique. While, still a high graded tea this was one of the cheaper teas at the estate but I just felt like it had the most flavor and it is an excellent value. Right now it is on sale for $3.75 an ounce.