This was a little unusual. Most black teas, in my experience, tend to fall into one of four categories: malty, chocolatey, tannic and astringent, or floral. This was a mix of several.
The dry leaves smell mildly musty. The wet leaves have a rich and slightly biting floral malt scent. The tea is strong, faintly astringent, with a slightly creamy taste.
It’s hard to describe precisely. Creamy floral malt is the best way I can describe it.
Flavors: Astringent, Creamy, Floral, Malt, Musty