I would have never bought such an expensive tea until a friend shared a cup. Oh, my...satisfying, smooth, and delicious! I mention the good value per cup because the leaves can be used over and over an entire day and never turn bitter. This is perfect for my office use. Because the tea is fermented, the leftover leaves make a great amendment to plant soil (doesn't rot, smell, or attract gnats). My office violets are amazing after being fed any leftover tea and used leaves. It's also a great go-to for a nice gift and serving visitors. I always get compliments when I share. Silk Road is a great company to do business with. Thanks!