We set out to find a very different green tea from India, and stumbled upon this delightful gem from the little known Dooars region in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas. Viva means “alive” in Spanish, an apt name considering that we found it particularly rejuvenating during long, slow afternoons. Viva’s dark green leaves produce a fairly bright liquor with hints of fresh cut grass and refreshing earthy undertones. A spritz of lemon or a little honey has been known to attract even those who dislike green tea. Remember: never use boiling water or milk with green tea as they will ruin the flavor. Let the water cool down a bit after it comes to a boil. Enjoy hot or iced.