This is a blend of different estates and is described as being similar to a single-estate second flush. I do not have a trained palate for Darjeeling at this point in my tea adventures, but this tea is lovely and quickly becoming a favorite. It has the rich, deep tones you’d expect from an Indian black tea, but is not as astringent as I was preparing for it to be. Sometimes being “medium” is a good thing, and this is a good, “medium”-flavored black tea. I was looking for a tea to introduce a non-connoisseur friend to the tea world, and this did nicely.