Fellows, do you have recommendations on strongest loose leaf black teas? I drink my tea with sugar but no milk. I brew it using a "teamaker", i.e. the electric device similar in principle to a coffee maker. That makes quite strong tea. Please note that I often eat ham/cheese rye bread sandwiches with tea.
My current favourites are Assam Mangalam and Assam Hattialli. On the other hand, so far the Chinese teas I have tested are too light.
Now I am considering Turkish tea. Is that a strong tea?
Chinese black tea which are strong include the Lapsang Sau Chong (smokey or non-smokey), Keemun, and Yunnan Gushu black teas. Brew them using the Gong Fu Cha style with a small yixing clay teapot and add more leaves if you like stronger flavour. In some countries, people even boil the teas in a kettle to make it stronger, but I personally like the Gong Fu Cha style.