I was drinking this one last night. Now, TG has some amazing Darjeeling teas. And TG definitely does a very conscientious job with their decaffeination process. But, let’s face it; all those subtle things that make a great Darjeeling great are not going to survive being decaffeinated. They just aren’t.
This is a GREAT tea if you like to have something stronger than herbal tea in the evening. Frankly, I don’t like herbal teas at all, and after a handful of experiments with bagged decaf teas that just tasted like nothing at all, I decided to pick this one up. It helps me feel like I don’t have to compromise between a good cup and a good night’s sleep if I want real tea in the evening. But, I know I’m drinking decaf. A perfectly good cup, there’s just no sparkle here. No motivation to use wine words to talk about the flavors.