According to Arbor Teas, this selection is a organic and fair trade certified black tea that hails from from Sri Lanka's eastern Uva District. The dry leaves had a twisted appearance and were a uniform dark brown. They had a rich, nutty aroma. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for four minutes. The liquor was a deep reddish color.
This tea was full bodied and brisk without being overly bitter. There were notes of chocolate and chestnuts that became more pronounced as the tea cooled. It had just the right amount of astringency to get the taste buds going. There was a subtle sweetness at the finish of each sip. This would make a perfect breakfast tea. I would definitely recommend this tea.