Meh, it’s basically a black tea. Not bad, but certainly not an oolong I would go to often. I picked this up many months ago, before I had much of any idea where my tea-preferences lie. The leaves have a malty, cocoa aroma.
Early steeps are malty with just a touch of cinnamon. By the third steep, a nice dark chocolate note asserts itself, along with a pleasant thickness. The cinnamon is gone by then. As soon as it arrives, the chocolate notes start to fade – steep number five is still quite nice though. It reminds me of a cookie or sweet biscuit. Steep six was pretty decent as well, with sweet maltiness and a distant chocolate echo. All steeps after were wimpy, malty, and thin.
I would recommend this to fans of black tea. I found it pleasurable enough, but distressingly short-lived.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Dark Chocolate, Malt, Sweet, Thick