Early on, when I was first exploring black tea, this was one of my favorites. I’ve loved several RoT varieties, and this had an earthy quality I really appreciated. Since however I’ve changed my general impression of this tea. While solid, and still one of my go-tos, it’s considerably less so (more of a back-up). The quality of the flavoring pales in comparison to even many of ROT’s other teas, but it’s also become a bit too weak for my taste. While I prefer black not so bitter, this one just doesn’t have half the kick I’m looking for.