They claim they used Nam Lanh tea which was hand-picked by local tribal people. Who knows if it is true or false? Anyway, it is organic and fairtrade tea. And best before: 2016.01.11
It wasn’t much aromatic while dry and in tea bag. I shook the tea bag and still nothing present. Added boiling water to my favourite glass cup, added the tea bag, waited 4 minutes… took bag out.
Brews clear, bit darker copper colour with not much of aroma. It was like classic black tea from tea bag. But on sip it was different and, although old, full of taste. It was bold black tea, very rich in taste, I noticed tobbaco, woody taste, malt and drying (no particular order). It was indeed very drying tea, maybe too much it wasn’t super enjoyable.
But that it was so full in taste kinda surprised me, since it have to be around 5 years since it was picked. Foil wrapping made the great job probably. Too bad it seems it was discontinued.
Flavors: Drying, Malt, Tobacco, Wood