1 heaping TB for 450mL water, bare.
My local tea shop, Britannia Teas and Gifts, had run out of this blend for a while, but I found it again on Tuesday. Immediately bought 100 grams. At $11.75 CAD per 100 grams, it’s not a cheap tea, but, being fair trade (yay), organic, and totally delicious, it’s well worth every penny. (Imagine, tea-pickers being paid half-decent wages. It has got to be back-breaking work. Big salute to all tea-pickers this morning! Big salute, too, to the estates which look after their workers properly.)
As I’ve said many times before: a thoroughly excellent black tea blend. Creamy, malty, a wee bit smoky. Never bitter. Cream and heft from what tastes like a really good 2nd flush Assam. (I am guessing here.) Lots of Chinese black tea smoothness, mostly likely from a goodly dose of Keemun. Tiny “bite” of what tastes to me like Ceylon, but the bite is not astringent — it sparkles. Bright and deep, this tea comforts and fortifies.
Seriously, this one is worth ordering. Britannia Teas will ship. http://www.britanniateas.ca/
(Full disclosure: no, I do not work for Britannia Teas. The owner is a friend of mine, and we’ve become even better friends over the last few years, and over many different teas, but I would not recommend her stock, and the effort of ordering it, if I did not think it exceptional.)
Being out of this tea was a loss. I am delighted to have my tin full again.