This tea is so good in spite of (or probably because) its multiple personality disorder. It sort of wavers between a (higher quality) Yunnan – smooth and a little sweet – and an Assam – malty and almost chewy (but no bitterness!) – with some occasional smoky Keemun (or faint Lapsang Souchong) notes, then the taste is overlaid with Fujian-esque cocoa notes. Seriously, whatever kind of black tea you are in the mood for, this will probably satisfy. I’ve decided to bump the rating all the way up because, honestly, I can’t imagine this tea getting better.