I’m not sure why you’d waste single origin organic Assam on fanning grade in a paper bag, but whatever… It was alright. Surprisingly it didn’t get bitter despite getting distracted by work when I had the best of intentions to pay attention. I didn’t use boiling water though. It wasn’t what I’d call malty, but it was better than the normal bags you get in a restaurant. I’d probably take it out of the paper bag and use a cloth one or a really fine infuser. I still taste the paper a bit even though it’s unbleached.
It’s just a mild, inoffensive black tea. Stronger than Ceylon but not as strong as a truly good Assam.
I keep trying these British brands, hoping to like one enough to keep it around, but it hasn’t happened yet.