Being my first estate tea I think my memory is on the high side but I remember this being my favorite cup ever. Steeping up to 3 times I found the sweetness well balanced with the tartness of the darjeeling. I have tried other estates both first and second flush and yet to find the same character. I believe this was a 2011 harvest. Tasty, soothing and peaceful I was always left wanting for more. The only negative quality of this tea was its high price and limited availability.