This is a good, robust, everyday tea. It doesn’t have the kind of flavour that’s going to knock your socks off, but it’s always there when you need something normal and reassuring. I usually drink this at work on a morning, when I need to wake up, and it makes an excellent start to the day.
I do prefer this whole leaf variety to the usual bagged fare you get from Twinings. The leaves are large and glossy-looking when brewed, the liquor is a deep reddish-brown, and it has the classic strong black “tea” smell. I think this would make an ideal introduction to whole leaf tea. Solid and dependable — the perfect English Breakfast!