I have mostly turned to straight blacks when I’m stumbling around half asleep and need something bold to wake me up. This was one of those mornings. So I chose this one, as the name sounded like it meant business and would give me the wake-up smack I needed.
But I was pleasantly surprised with a gentle (but effective) nudge instead. It was exceptionally smooth, and full-bodied yet light at the same time. There’s a slight raisin-y natural sweetness to it, which increases as it cools. I didn’t feel the need to add anything as it was tasty on its own, and it resteeped well. I think that seasoned black tea drinkers and newbies like me could both agree that this is one fine tea!