This is a surprisingly nice tea! From the good looks of the tin, it seems your typical run-of-the-mill black tea mix. Like those nice looking but bland guys. But thankfully, it delivers. (So there is hope I suppose for those other nice looking ones.)
The dry leaves are peppery smelling and are a mixture of small greenish, brownish and black leaves. The liquor is red – thanks to the Ceylon in the mix. It is not brown-red but a nice deep red which I really like.
The steeped tea is very well-rounded. Brisk and perky enough for the morning cup and smooth enough for an early afternoon cup.
I have been drinking this nearly every work day for a couple of weeks and I highly recommend it.