I took a gamble on this tea, buying the 3oz tin as there is no sample size. I was not disappointed. As Mike's review says, it has a briskness and mild sweetness that obviates any need for milk and sugar. If you are looking for a tea that doesn't need milk and sugar, this is the one. I also found I preferred the flavor of this tea over that of others such as English Breakfast and the Hao Ya A/B teas.
The 2013 Mangalam Broken was probably the best tea I have ever tasted. I have been eagerly waiting for the 2014 and bought it as soon as it became available. Unfortuntately it does not have the 'Assamness' I love. There is a faint chocolatey aroma, slightly sweet. There is very little tea aroma and the taste and tannins are rather mild. Overall it is a light drink. I now notice in Mike's review that he drinks it without milk and sugar and maybe that is the problem for me. I always drink Assam with milk and sugar, and this new Manglam doesn't have the flavor or aroma to come through. It sure isn't what I was hoping.