Okay, just made a cup of the Teasource Nilgiri Tamil Nadu Blend.
This tea is a CTC tea. I hadn't noticed that in the description, and was surprised when I opened the package, especially after the huge leaves in the Glendale Handmade. I brewed it in my Ingenuitea because I was afraid that the tea would go right through my strainer, it's that small! Also, after the buckwheat and chamomile bug stories, I was really looking to be sure it was all tea!
I steeped the tea (2 tsp. in 16 oz. water) for only 3 minutes w/208 degree water, and that was plenty. It could probably go even shorter. The brewed tea is somewhat dark, on the amber side. The taste is great if you like strong tea (which I do). There's a little bit of astringency, but not overwhelming, just enough to give it a bit of a kick. It is very smooth with no bitterness.
Overall, this would be a good tea for first thing in the morning. I'm afraid that I might be up all night after drinking it this evening.
It is also bold enough that it would stand up well for iced tea.
Can't wait to try the others that were in my order.