I’m almost finished with the 38 grams of this I bought last week. Not very much of it, but if I went through it that quickly I know it’s something I’ll be picking up again. I’m usually nursing a cup of wonderful, tasty Yunnan or Keemun.
As Indigobloom pointed out, most of DAVIDsTEA’s selection seems to be of the relatively mild variety. Not this one. This is by far the strongest tea I’ve had from them.
This morning’s first steep didn’t even break the three minute mark. Two cups of near-boiling water, two teaspoons of tea (not heaping, but not stingy). Brewed as dark as most of my teas would be after a 4-5 minute steep.
The taste is very earthy and slightly bitter, but the good, pleasing kind of bitter. I definitely get the floral notes, but thankfully not as strong as I do in the smell (not a fan of floral). It’s very full-bodied. Very satisfying as a pick-me-up, but it works well as the after-dinner treat in the official description.