Yet another sample from Ost this summer. Thanks Ost! Whereas I usually have 14-20 oz mugs of tea, whenever I make plain black ones, I always make just a little. I used less leaf and less time than usual since it’s CTC, and it still turned out strong enough. It’s a bit astringent, but it has a nice maltiness. I think I actually prefer this one without milk. It tasted best fresh and tasted a bit unpleasant after sitting out for a few hours. Overall, I’d say it’s pretty average for a plain black tea.