The Harneys, being of Irish blood, did not offer a Scottish tea until now. Our friends at the American Scottish Federation asked us to do two teas. Our first attempt was a strong tea. They said it was nice, but to please make it a wee bit stronger. This Scottish Afternoon is lighten, slightly, by the addition of Darjeeling. A portion of the sales goes to support the charitable endeavors of the ASF.
A mixture of dark brown leaves, the smaller pieces of Assam and Ceylon, and assam CTC (cut, tear, curl) method make for a stronger tea, also there are the green flecks of broken darjeeling.
This tea brews a medium brown, slightly lighter than Scottish Morn.
The slight slight aromas that drift upwards are muffled malt and citrus.
Strong body is the purpose of this tea, and it delivers a very full bodied tea. However the Darjeeling lightens the tea ever so slightly.
Strong and simple, this tea is meant to be drunk with milk.