Tea is excellent. I've just started drinking it last year-ish and love it. I haven't had the fortune to many very good teas, however a local coffee shop sells some of the best oolong tea I've ever had. It's very smokey tasting.
One of my friends went to Spain and tried some moorish teas at a southern cafe. I wish I could have been there with him to try that.
I love English teas, I drink a lot of English breakfast as to me its the quintessential tea.
Earl Gray I don't mind, and I drink others, but English breakfast is where its at.
Sounds like you had a strongly roasted Shui Xian or Da Hong Pao.
Today, a polish friend of mine brought me some polish green tea. It was really good, it tasted a bit sweet. I think it had some vanilla, cocoa, and oats in it. Anyone have any idea what it might have been?
I've started to drink tea regularly and mostly all day after I started to move out and quit drinking.
If you have a Russian store near you you should go there and try some teas. They have some of the best black one and it's really cheap (I pay like 2-3 bucks for 100 tea bags)