Since I’m in Scotland at the moment, it feels only appropriate to drink some Scottish teas. This is one I’ve tried before (last year?), but I don’t have the clearest recollection of it. I drank a couple of cups today – the first in my Timolino (with milk), and the second back at the hotel (without).
It’s a smooth black tea, breakfast-style, although on the lighter side. I’d say Ceylon was the main constituent, but there’s clearly some Assam in there, too. It’s malty and sweet, but without being too heavy. The heather isn’t particularly strong, but contributes a pleasantly floral-herbal note. That really helps to set this apart from your average bagged black. It reminds me a little of flower honey; while obviously not as sweet, it has the same heady wildflower richness that makes that so distinctive.
I’d like the heather to be a bit more prominent, I think, because at the moment it feels like this is mostly about the black tea base and I feel like that maybe shouldn’t be the case. It would be a more unique tea for it…
I like this one for an occasional cup, but it’s probably not something I need to keep around.