It’s cold right now, and early enough for me to have black tea, so I figured this sample sounded tasty enough. Taken with skim milk & a packet of equal – because I know i don’t like black tea black. :P
The smell before steeping was very lovely, though my nose is a little stuffy so it’s hard to explain exactly why.
First sip, wow. After drinking bagged irish breakfast this is a huge difference. It’s not very bitter or harsh, and its just a very comfortable flavor. It’s very malty, like the packaging says…though i think the added milk helps. This is definitely something that i could easily see drinking every morning, instead of coffee especially. It has that same sort of feeling where you get full just drinking it. I do taste some of the sweet flavors the package mentions, but they’re very subtle — just enough to make this tea different, and awesome.
I’m really tempted to buy more of this, but considering I hardly ever drink black teas, especially loose black teas…probably won’t happen.