Another tea I picked up on my trip to Scotland last summer. This one is described as “delicate”, but I think in many ways that’s quite misleading. The only delicate thing about this one is the heather, which is pretty much non-existent, except perhaps very briefly in the aftertaste. The black tea base itself is bold; strong and very malty, with a thick sweetness. It’s not floral, light, delicate, mild, or any of the other words that appear on the box, at least to my mind.
The base tea here is Assam, and while that’s fine as far as it goes it’s really nothing very special. I wanted the heather to be more of a feature, and sadly, it isn’t. I was reasonably impressed with this brand’s Whisky tea, but this one just wasn’t in the same league. Drinkable, but lacklustre.