What I paid for this tea (in a handsome tin) was what one would pay for the tin alone. However, were it expensive, it would still rate a thumbs-up! Has a full-bodied maltiness which is enriched rather than diminished by milk and sugar.
Resteep. Not as strong as 1st pass, but good flavor and not bitter. Milk and sweetener.
Dry leaf is blackish and curly, with golden tips. 1 tsp tea, 12 oz water, 205 F, 4 min. Bright clear rosy amber liquor, mature, brisk, malty flavor. Inexpensive tea but quite good. After tasting, drank with milk and agave nectar. The leaves expanded a lot while steeping; they may stand a 2nd go.