A share from VariaTEA!
To be completely honest, I had low expectations for this tea based on the dry leaf aroma and cut style – it seemed like it was either going to be really flat/dull or really choppy/harsh. I was delightfully surprised when I made it up though! The liquor is a deep red with great clarity, and the tea itself was very robust and full bodied while still being incredibly smooth and well rounded. Very, very minimal astringency and no bitterness! Notes of malt and grains, some sweetness and a hint of red fruit.
Really, really damn good.