Incredibly sharp astringency which fills the mouth.
I added cream which cut down on the astringency but it is is still unpleasantly present. I really don’t like adding cream to anything that I consume as it adds many calories. The only pleasing flavour that comes through is that of the cream.
I am reminded of the smell of a dairy barn on the finish. This is something that I have found to have associated with English Breakfast teas that I have had in the past. I was not able to finish the cup as all the added cream was making my stomach churn and there was no value in the actual flavour of the tea which was quite hidden behind the strong bitterness.