During my recent hospital stay, my cousin was thoughtful enough to buy this tea for me instead of flowers….. how fortuitous for me! Since I went straight from the horse-piddle (as it’s known around here) to my mom’s home for a week, this tea helped nurse me through the panic of “will my tummy let me have tea?” after gastrointestinal surgery. Is this tea an astounding assam? No, not really. Is it a solid citizen in the tea world that relieved my fears by easing me back into the world of caffeine with quiet malt notes and low astringency? Absolutely. Because of this, it will always have a place in my heart when things look bleak and confusing. A comforting cup has never been more welcome, and this was mine.