Wow this tea is tasty. Its got an edge to it like a good IPA beer, but a nice tobacco and nut finish. I’m comparing it in my mind to the kenya tea I have from S&V and this one seems more flavorful and slightly harsher. I used to have a bagged tea from Kenya that I could get in a British import store in Houston, but that has long been out of my cupboard. This black loose leaf would compare well to that bagged tea, maybe they were grown nearby.
The Rakkasan website looks interesting, and I may need to purchase a sampler pack for a taste test to share with my dad.
Thanks for sharing in the TTB, I’ve enjoyed this one.
Flavors: Astringent, Nutty, Tobacco