I’ve discovered a cache of old Davids Teas, some from as far back as 2015. Most of them are unflavoured, so they probably haven’t withstood the test of time particularly well. I can’t remember if I tried this Ceylon black tea before unintentionally archiving it. I steeped 2 teaspoons of long, kind of broken leaf in a 355 ml mug at 195F for 3:30 and 5 minutes.
Prior to steeping, the leaves give off aromas of honey and generic black tea. The first steep has notes of honey, baked bread, malt, and lots of tannins. The tea leaves a tannic aftertaste and is quite drying. The second steep is just a step up from generic black tea.
I’m not sure if this tea was more interesting when I purchased it, so I won’t assign it a rating. As it is, I don’t think it’s a loss that DAVIDsTEA stopped carrying it.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Drying, Honey, Malt, Metallic, Tannin