As you say, it's not cheap, but at three grams (or seven to eight grams a pot with a re-steeping) it yields a good many cups. Keep it for company if you must. I found it smooth and sweet, and it absorbs the abuse it gets around here. That includes maybe re-heating yesterday's pot, or microwaving a cup more than once, and even at times adding a little one-per-cent milk.
This tea is all it's cracked up to be! I got a small tin of it and now I save it for our weekly "tech sabbath" days, in which we put away all screens for 24 hours and focus on all the finer things in life. This tea fits in perfectly with this special weekly day. I look forward to the screen-free day, and drinking this tea, all week!
I had my third pot after lunch today...savoring the after-glow now! A truly delightful escape from the crazy world of covid-19. As I slowly breathe in the delightful aroma --- "elegant" is the word that comes to mind. The fresh, springy taste is truly unique --- I want MORE...no, I NEED more!!!
I am a conoseieur of black teas and this is an excellent tea. Customer service and shipping were excellent as well.
This is a special tea. It's perfectly balanced which makes it an easy tea to wake up to, but complex enough to want to sit with it and savor. Sweet and smooth and has that touch of brightness/acidity that makes it interesting. Sometimes I'll add a splash of milk, which really rounds it out.
Little Red Cup has come up with two teas that are very different from the normal. First was the Rangsai Mountain green tea, which I like better with each cup I drink, and now the Special Black. This is a truly special tea. Very different for a black tea. Sweet, and mild, but with an excellent taste. Sold out now, but grab a tin if it shows up again.