I think of this as campfire tea. If I’m sitting at the back of Seven Cups and someone orders it, I can smell it as soon as they start brewing it. It smells like a campfire.
I’m not into very smokey teas, and this is not a favorite tea for me. However, I have had it and enjoyed it (it’s a friend’s favorite tea). I am always surprised by the complex flavors under the smoke since the smoke is so overwhelming that I often forget they are there.
While I’m not into smokey teas, I am always impressed by this tea. Plus, I get a good giggle whenever I smell it being brewed.