This is an excellent example of an aged pu-erh tea. The taste is very true to the description: complex, very smooth, and without a hint of astringency. The notes I find in the flavor are decaying leaves, wood, earth, dates and leather. Quite earthy in fact. The tea has a wonderfully rich amber-brown color even on the first steeping. The whole experience of drinking this tea is like walking through a deciduous forest after a heavy rainfall.
There is a lot of energy in this tea as my head seems to be in the clouds now after a couple of infusions.
Overall this is an excellent tea and a good place to start exploring aged pu-erhs.