i am just starting to get into pu-erh and I figured this would be a good segway into it. At first, which steeping this tea smelled like kitty litter that was infused with caramel pieces. But, after it was done steeping, it just smelled earthy,keeping the caramel. My first infusion I made a little too weak- I think i added too much water in my teapot by accident. Oh well, live and learn, right? The liquor is a really dark amber color, almost coffee like. The tast was a bit bitter and earthy but the sweet overtones of dark chocolate and caramel worked nicely together on my palette. Overall, I like this tea, it isn’t super earthy, which is what I was expecting, I am pleasantly surprised with it.