This is one of Vahdam’s cheaper teas. The leaves are all black like a traditional black tea. It still doesn’t taste quite like a black tea to me. It is somewhat malty and there are some other notes as well. Not really sure how to describe them. They sell this tea for $9 and I think it was on sale when I bought it. I will not be putting in another order with Vahdam for a while. Got about 2kg of tea in this last order, some 21 teas.
I steeped this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water.