First, my apologies to K S, who graciously shared a bit ages ago, and I have been remiss in expressing my thanks…because this is tasty! It also holds up well to mistreatment (the baggie got wedged behind a couple of tins and I didn’t know it was there).

I don’t do Darjeeling often, so when I do, I’m pleasantly surprised. This particular variety is one of the “grapiest” Darjeelings I’ve tried; after half a cup, my mouth feels like I’ve had fruit juice. It has a …mmm, not delicate, maybe elegant or refined personality and would, no doubt, taste better from Grandma’s teacups than my battered Tervis tumbler that has suddenly started to behave like a dribble glass.

K S

Whew, I’m relieved to see elegant and KS did not occur it in the same paragraph. Barbarian, yes. Refined not so much. ha. Sadly it appears The Persimmon Tree may have given up. They are/were one of the few companies I felt did flavored teas well. I like subtle flavored teas – exception is my beloved EG which must be bold and have an edge. Anyway glad you found this and enjoyed.

gmathis

(chuckle)
I don’t have an elegant bone in my rapidly aging body. Maybe that’s why I don’t drink Darjeeling much. Inferiority complex.

Sil

@ ks…maybe they’re just rebranding and trying to relaunch? :(

K S

I noticed there is now an On Hiatus note on the home page. Hope they are back in action soon.

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K S

Whew, I’m relieved to see elegant and KS did not occur it in the same paragraph. Barbarian, yes. Refined not so much. ha. Sadly it appears The Persimmon Tree may have given up. They are/were one of the few companies I felt did flavored teas well. I like subtle flavored teas – exception is my beloved EG which must be bold and have an edge. Anyway glad you found this and enjoyed.

gmathis

(chuckle)
I don’t have an elegant bone in my rapidly aging body. Maybe that’s why I don’t drink Darjeeling much. Inferiority complex.

Sil

@ ks…maybe they’re just rebranding and trying to relaunch? :(

K S

I noticed there is now an On Hiatus note on the home page. Hope they are back in action soon.

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Steepster “geezer” (been reviewing here for more than a decade); tea barbarian who has no systematic method for storage, preparation, classification, or rating; lover of strong unleaded builders’ tea. Never quite grew up—I cut and glue, play with Legos, design kids’ curriculum, and play with fifth graders every Sunday.

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