On clearance - near or past its best by date. Harney and Sons tea does not have an expiration date. They do put lot numbers on their tea for production and also suggested “best by dates.” They recommend the product be consumed within two years of that date, simply to ensure the best flavor.
Currently this is a second flush Puttabong Darjeeling, with dark, red fruit notes, a nice aroma of plums and peaches, and little astringency. It is sourced from varying estates year to year, depending on which producers offer the highest quality tea.
This year's has dark, red fruit notes, silky body and little astringency.
Since this tea is organic, the liquor is also slightly lighter.