I can now tell where the gorgeous Taiwanese 18 tea got a lot of its parentage from.
The malted sugar and cherry fragrance on this Assam black is lovely.
Unfortunately the tea liquor isn’t sweet at all so I guess I could add some honey to it. It is mellow and has the same slight astringency that I get from 18 which is actually quite nice. Not bitter (yet… I must make sure not to oversteep this).
I added milk to the second half of my cup and it goes very nicely; the milk adds a touch of sweetness that enhances this tea a lot.
Flavors: Astringent, Cherry, Malt, Wood