This (generous) sample was provided for free in exchange for subscribing to Tealated’s email newsletter. (I don’t remember whether reviews were promised or not, but I’m going to assume they were!) This is a blend of black teas, though they don’t tell you which black teas, which is one of my pet peeves with tea sellers. It appears to be a mix of a CTC black and a broken leaf black, and I’m sure there’s probably Assam in there somewhere. Dry scent is mostly musty hay.
This is just okay for me. To its credit, it didn’t get bitter even though the leaves are broken. The flavor is just kind of generic “black tea”, so I’m not sure whether it’s Ceylon or Assam or what, but most likely it’s comprised of those two. It’s not bad, it’s smooth with no astringency, but it’s a tad boring.
Flavors: Hay, Malt, Smooth, Tea