If any DavidsTea market research people are reading: carry more straight teas. Especially if they’re as good as this one. This is glorious.
I think this is my first time trying this batch, which I bought this past July when I was last in the US. I feel bad that I missed the window for drinking it when it was really fresh, especially when the label on the bag informs me it was RUSHED TO STORES JUST FOR ME. (drinking green teas in a timely fashion is something I’m still working on, okay?) But even 9 months after purchase it tastes wonderful – artichokes and fresh peas, with a hint of butter as it cools. It’s like drinking a lovely salad of warm early-spring vegetables.
Also, I have to give extra credit for flawless steeping instructions. The notes on the bag (3/4 tsp for 8 oz water, 80C for 2-3 minutes) gave me a beautiful cup that was flavorful without being bitter or astringent.
Flavors: Artichoke, Butter, Peas