Upon opening the canister the powerful heady aroma of this tea scents the air with smokey goodness. The dry leaf is tightly rolled, fine, and very dark.

I’ve come to the conclusion that with most good teas, less is NOT more, and i’ve been using more leaf per brew with very satisfactory results. I used 2 tsp per cup, brewed at 185F for 3 minutes.

This produced a pale rootbeer colored liquor that was clear and full bodied. Full bold malty flavor fills the mouth and drowns the senses with this one. A sweetness underlies the strength of the yeasty malt flavor, with no sense of bitterness. This is what a good black tea should be, in my opinion.

Second steepings of black teas usually disappoint, and this one is no different, but the second steeping here was good, not bad, and i regularly re steep this tea.

An another note I’ve brewed this into a killer iced tea that finished with a sweet taste of dark chocolate!

This is a tea that i drink frequently, and re-order regularly.

A very good tea, indeed.

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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