i have been generally happy with their offerings over the years, and i find the tea quality is relatively good. i suppose my one complaint is that the prices seem a little high, and i feel that i have to play more games than i am accustomed to with coupon codes and minimum order quantity (to 'avail' free or reasonably priced shipping). to be fair, the shipping prices do seem better since their site redesign.
the reason i'm bringing them up now is they have a decent sale going. 40% off with coupon code
vijay. i think it expires thursday morning (UTC -6).
i already ordered once this year in late july, so i've tried a handful of their 2019 teas.
for me, these were the standouts:
- Castleton Moonlight Imperial 2019 FF
- i always get imperial moonlight if it's available. there was a SF version of this tea a few years ago that was truly mindblowing. maybe the best DJ i've had.
- Arya Diamond Darjeeling (The Gold Edition) 2019 SF
- this is my favorite 2019 DJ. i'm actually placing a second order just to get more of this tea. i've never heard of this 'gold edition' arya diamond before. not sure if it's a term they just made up, or if it's actually coming from arya.
- Risheehat Tea Estate Wiry Musk Darjeeling 2019 SF
- i always get risheehat wiry musk. it's another consistently great tea, and it's also one of their less expensive options.