This is good, but nothing special. I steeped it with a little bit of rock sugar, and decided not to add cream (I don’t think it needs it, and I think that would dilute the flavor). This is the first time I’ve had Assam tea. I just read on Wikipedia that English and Irish breakfast teas usually have some Assam leaves. Right now I think I like this much more than the breakfast teas I’ve had bagged (no surprise). I’m not sure if this is because my feelings about black breakfast tea are changing, or if loose leaf is simply that much better than bagged tea. Despite my positive impression of this, I don’t like it as much as chai, green, or mate tea.
(Tea from silentrequiem. Thanks!)