This black tea is rich and earthy with a hint of smokiness that I find quite pleasant – not as overpowering as say, Lapsang Souchong or Russian Caravan.
The tea set is a favorite and was purchased from Longaberger a few years ago. It is great for parties, as the teapot is quite large. I like the embossed design that mimics the stitching on an old quilt. Sometimes I wish I’d bought the cups to match.