Profile: Liquor is a dark, partially opaque brown. Aroma is malty and sweet. Taste is malty as well, but an overpowering bitterness masks any sweetness. Aftertaste is brief and unpleasant. Mouthfeel has an excessively astringent bite.
Other notes: The bitterness and astringency become progressively more dominant as the tea cools.
Verdict: This is a poor example of Darjeeling tea, without any of the characteristic fruitiness or muscatel notes. Instead of a pleasantly crisp bite, it is excessive and masks any flavor but malt. I will not drink this tea again, and I would advise steering clear of it.