More new tea! I got this as a sample from Red Blossom years ago, so I decided it was time to get it for real. Good call, Erik. Good call.
Brewing is simple, I used 10 grams of leaves, rinsed, in my 32 ounce Bodum Assam teapot. 200 degree water, just under boiling, and 2:00 of steeping time.
The leaves are actually pretty light colored, so I was surprised at how quickly and fully the water turned dark brown when I poured it in.
This black tea is so smooth, so rich, so velvety, I was almost surprised when I took the first sip. From the dark reddish brown color, to the rich, smooth, malty aroma and taste with hints of dried fruit and syrup.
This is one of the smoother, richer, maltier black teas I have tried that still keeps a GREAT balance between all of its characteristics.
There are few basic black teas that I can call daily go tos, this one just made that list.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Malt, Maple Syrup, Orange, Raisins, Smooth