I am someone who loves tea in all its complexity, and also someone who has a LOT of trouble getting moving in the morning without caffeine. I usually have some motor-oil related morning cup to get going and then something more enjoyable after the eyelids are open. I expected this to be an aggressive morning cup but instead it is complex, delicate, while also providing that kick in the pants. I was shocked and excited to find how much I really love this tea, and I can't wait to get up tomorrow morning and have more!!! This is worth. every. penny.