One of my favorite teas ever from TeaSource, Black Needle, was discontinued a while back and this was one of their suggestions to try in place. It sounded like something I would like so I went ahead and ordered it.
The leaves are quite large for a black tea which is pretty cool. The tea leaves have a fantastic smell to them.
Upon brewing it doesn’t disappoint. Smooth, malty with a good flavor: sweet potato, brown sugar, and some earthiness. It doesn’t have the dark molasses that I love so much in Black Needle, but it’s very good in it’s own right.
Not quite full-bodied as I expected. A little more and this would be even better in my opinion. Nonetheless this looks to be a new favorite in my rotation.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Earth, Malt, Sweet Potatoes