This is another sample that Sil generously sent me. Thank you for sharing.
I don’t like this. Maybe it’s just too fussy for work, but it’s too strong, too bold. I don’t need to be hit over the head. I think it’s bitter and astringent. Thanks Sil but I’m really happy you only send me a little of this. Others may like it, to each their own, but this isn’t for me.
Edit I’ve re thought my opinion on this. Drank 2 more steeps of it in the afternoon. It actually got better the more I steeped it. It was just over powering on the first steep but did mellow out with in later ones. I still think there are much better blacks (for my taste) out there, but this might not be as bad as I initially thought.