I use a heaping teaspoon to 8 oz at 200F for 4.5 minutes. Makes a wonderful, medium strength tea, yet more than strong enough to hold up to a dash of milk. No sugar, please.The Assam comes through along with the slight sweetness and astringency of the Darjeeling. Am very happy with this find. If you read the accounts of the old school traders and tasters, many adopted the Assam/Darjeeling blend as their own personal favorite.
I'm not sure if my batch was simply left over from a previous bunch, but I found the aroma lacking, and the body absolutely abysmal. What was there, was quite good, but no matter what I do I cannot for the life of me get enough of anything out of this tea to make it worth a cup instead of something else better!
Stanley’s Blend is a classic black British tea. It is deep and robust. It did not satisfy my expectations of a reliable cup because it left a dried out feeling in my mouth. But, I would never turn it down!
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