I really wish I knew (or could be bothered to experiment and discover) what it is that brings out the taste in Assam that reminds me of a honey taffy my mom and I made when I was a kid. It only comes out a little over half the time. With the nice, malty Assams, anyway.
I admit I was largely intrigued by the packaging and website for Sanctuary T’s new Mentor Tea line. (We’ve argued this point in the forums before… I like packaging and design, and it will always affect my purchases.)
I was happy to see Assam and Ceylon on the label, as they are my favorite black teas. I’d asked about the blend on Twitter, because I didn’t want to get myself into a Smoky Tea Situation, and was pretty sure I’d like this one. And I did. It makes a nice breakfast tea… maybe closer to Irish than English, which is lovely.