This is one of my favorites. A nice blend of black and fruit flavors. The currant flavor holds its own but is not overpowering. I guess the description of “malty” is accurate for the black tea flavor. I usually drink this hot, but I think it would also make a nice iced tea. I prefer this tea with no milk or sweetener.
As a sidenote, although this tea is fairly strong (I use about a teaspoon of leaves in a large mug, maybe 16 oz), sometimes the color seems a bit weak. I usually swish around the infuser at the end of the steep, which darkens the color, and I’ve never noticed variation in the actual taste of the tea.