A big thank you to Single Origin Teas for these generous samples! I had no idea Single Origin Teas existed until they offered samples and their teas sound amazing. I went with this one first, since I was in the mood for a Darjeeling type flavor though this is NOT a Darjeeling – it is from Nepal. The dry leaf color is all over the place – greens, whites. After letting the water cool around ten minutes after boiling and a three to four minute steep, there was a very sweet and very fruity scent coming from the cup that I just knew would make this blend special. This has to be the sweetest and fruitiest type of Darjeeling flavor. The site description says maple and roses and there is certainly something sweet here, but I get STONE FRUIT. Plums, a hint of cherry. As it cools, I do notice the floral/rose notes. A very mouth filling flavor yet very delicate. Probably sweeter, fruitier, lighter than a typical Darjeeling and much more unique. I feel like this shouldn’t be classified as a black tea. This is absolutely amazing stuff. Like the Darjeeling I had earlier this month, these two blends have made me a fan of this kind of flavor if it is done right and this one is perfect. I’d stock this as my go-to “Darjeeling” flavor type, but I’m doing this tea a disservice because it isn’t technically Darjeeling. I think it’s better. It gets impossible when I want to drink my entire tea collection every day.