I must preface this tasting note by stating I know absolutely nothing about black tea. To me, it all tastes like orange pekoe (other than Earl Grey).
This is a really NICE cup of what I expect black tea to taste like. My taste buds are not refined enough to distinguish what makes a darjeeling different from a Chinese black tea. Anyone care to offer a lesson?
I am on my second steep (4mins, as opposed to 3 for the first). The second cup is less “orange pekoe”-y to me . I think it’s that after-taste thing that reminds me of OP. It’s decently thick, decently strong, and just what I needed to wake up on this cool, way-to-fallish, August morning. Lovely.