1.5 tsp for 300mL water @100C, steeped 4 minutes 30 seconds, drunk bare.
The dry CTC leaves, or, pellets, have no scent.
The liquor is a deep reddish brown, giving a classic black tea taste, quite tannic, with a sweetness in the scent and aftertaste like dark honey. This is a very robust black tea, with heft and malt. The maltiness had a dry finish, not the juiciness of an Assam. I did not expect to like this nearly as much as I do. Strong, assertive, and bright. I expect this could get bitter if steeped much longer.