I’m only just getting started out on my loose leaf tea adventures, with possibly only a dozen and a half loose leaf teas currently in my possession, but this tea has definitely made itself a firm place on my tea shelf.

I bought this tea to try out of curiosity, mostly; I wanted to know whether the price of the tea signified the quality. The answer is YES! This tea has both firm flavours and gentle (but not too subtle) complexities. It is a little light for my taste if not steeped for a while but it’s fruity and if you are wanting a well bodied but not bland black tea to enjoy then this definitely gets my vote. It is, so far, the only tea that has always been a pleasure to drink and has always fit my varying moods/tastes.

I will be trying other teas from the Rare Tea Company based purely on the outstanding quality of this tea.

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