You're going to get lots of suggestions. I'm only including black teas I always keep a stock of. I'd suggest including the vendor, since teas can vary according to grade and style.
Castleton Estate FTGFOP1 Muscatel, Second Flush: a reasonable, balanced Darjeeling that comes in a variety of invoices. The best is smooth, brisk, and well balanced, with pronounced Muscatel notes. (Upton)
Margaret's Hope Estate FTGFOP1 Muscatel, Second Flush: This tea has many of the same flavor notes, with lightly less spiciness and greatest clarity of flavor; the same valued Muscatel flavor. (Upton)
Yunnan Spiral Buds: Rich, fully flavored tea with a richness of spice and notes of cocoa. The leaves are twisted and quite attractive, even before infusion. Full flavored. (Upton)
Sichuan Zao Bei Jian: This is closer to a "red" tea - the equivalent to a claret. Rich, clean flavor with the touch of spice and appealing, brisk flavor. (Upton)
Infuse the tea at 212F for 4 or 5 minutes, and you're ready to go.
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