This really is a different blend. The dry tea looks very intriguing with different colors and lengths of leaf. It has a complex aroma that includes strong black tea, grassy green tea, and premises of fruit and flower. How was it going to taste?
I got this in a sampler size from Harney & Sons and may have to invest in a full tin. Eight at the Fort develops into a very strong and delicious blend of flavors. After about half my mug, I added some sugar and milk and I think I like it better with the additions, but it’s perfectly good without them.
Harney and Sons reveals that this is “A blend of eight different teas (keemun, assam, oolong, ceylon, yunnan, darjeeling, nilgiri, and silver tips).”
I was, at first, afraid that this tea was too ambitious and that it would not work, but I should trust Harney & Sons. It works as a good strong tea that would be excellent for both morning and afternoon. And what a fantastic name!