Another tea from my anonymous tea friend! I’m not familiar with this type of blend, but according to tea chat, it’s supposed to be heavy on the Assam. The leaves are all very broken, which made me worry a bit about how long to let them steep without bitterness. There are a few golden pieces mixed in among mostly black leaves. I decided to go with 2.5 minutes instead of my usual 3 (I also actually used a level teaspoon instead of my usual heaped one).
The steeped tea smells quite nice – heavy on the molasses and honey notes. Thankfully, it didn’t come out bitter. This is definitely a kick-in-the-pants type of tea though, it’s quite strong and could easily handle adding milk. I do taste some of that molasses goodness, along with a touch of hay. Actually, this is kind of reminding me of a black tea version of Bai Hao. Pretty tasty overall. :)
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Hay, Malt, Molasses, Tannic