This tea is wonderful; one of my favorite black teas for sure. I’m on my third tin.
There’s no bitterness and just a slight mild astringency.
There’s a touch of sweetness and a hint of malty flavor.
My first two tins were more sweet and my current tin is a bit maltier.
It find it very clean and light tasting for a black tea. I’d describe the taste as woodsy but not very earthy though the wet leaves certainly have an earthy mushroom aroma that I can’t seem to taste in the liquor. The finish is very slightly malty and sweet with definite notes of honey.
It’s too delicate and fresh for me to appreciate it as an early morning, breakfast, or desert tea, but as a late morning to mid-afternoon tea it’s great.
It’s not overly expensive so I feel the value is reasonably good.
Flavors: Honey, Wood