1.5 tsp for 300mL @100C, steeped four minutes thirty seconds, drunk bare.
I love smoky black tea. I’m not crazy about tarry tea. There’s a big difference.
This one’s a blend of three teas plus lapsang souchong. I am trying to pick out the other three. I’m guessing a Keemun, a usual component in a Russian Caravan, and maybe a Ceylon? There’s a sunny brightness here that’s often missing from Chinese black tea. Sweet notes in the finish. A smooth feel. Smoky, but not suffocatingly so. I think I’m in love.