1706 Strong Breakfast is a great tea for those of you who, like me, love Assam blends. Stronger than last week's more floral Irish Breakfast, this is a great get up and go tea.
I also quite like it to fight off my mid-afternoon lull, whether I'm writing or at the day job. The strong taste is very invigorating! When a tea is described as being "malty", to me that translates as having a really noticeable taste that lingers in the mouth. You won't find floral hints in this one.
If you want to try a stronger tea but you're a bit nervous, my advice is to not brew it for longer than three minutes and be sure to add plenty of milk. You can experiment - brewing it for longer, changing the amount of milk - but strong teas make a nice writing accompaniment.
But if you like your tea super strong, don't bother with milk. It's like coffee - you can drink it black.
Have you got a preferred strong blend?