Up early today, and already on my second tea. Melon flavor with wildflower honey. Transcendent? Maybe not. But the first sip momentarily transported me to … I don’t know where. Someplace other than this -10F Great Lakes winter. Marveling that this is essentially the same leaf as the Assam I had earlier. Marveling that I live in an era where I can have 50+ teas in my house from the other side of the world. Marveling at the craftsmanship and care taken to bring me a simple, hot cup of tea. I guess I know why it costs $0.25/gram mail order retail. Same cost as silver.