I wouldn't describe this tea as smokey at all.
It is, however, a family favorite––amongst many Harney & Sons black teas. We all take our tea with milk, and this one goes particularly well with a sweet treat of some kind (scone, cookie, teacake...). Just lovely. A strong brew, but not as intense as Eight at the Fort.
This tea has an exquisite flavor that is enhanced by brewing for an additional 5-10 minutes, then adding a generous amount of milk and sugar. I'm not sure how to describe the flavor--it's subtle and intense at the same time, with hints of things I've never tasted before. I would not describe this tea as "smokey."
My very first reaction after the first sip was the intense "smokiness" of this tea, then the sweetness seems to follow. Since it is a blend of Chinese teas, I did not add milk and honey, as I normally do for Breakfast teas. This tea reminds me of the teas served in Chinese restaurants and would go well after a heavy meal. If you like a smokey brew, this might be the tea for you.
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