Sweet, always a pleasure to share some tea love. Townshend's is a pretty busy shop, so they keep it stocked, and the stock moves, therefore it's fresh. I've been to tons of tea shops, but I'm always impressed by their quality and prices. If you want a more exotic and pricier type of tea, here is a place to get some unusuals: http://jinpatisserie.com/
And Jin has some of the best darn chocolates I have ever tasted! Hands down YUMMY!
Ha! Yes, some would say I am! Not too many people get that my last name is a chili pepper of sorts!
So, how is the weather in Alaska right now? I just moved back to the northwest coast after being in the very hot and muggy south, and I'm so loving the cold weather! Who needs hot when your already a serrano!