I am quite new to rating teas but I am an experienced hand in rating and describing wine. I did not do a multi-step brewing process here; steeped it about 3-4 minutes. The first whiff here is terrifically earthy, almost potting soil. Looking further I find notes of mushroom and leather. There is also a sly sweetness from hay and something I can’t differentiate between cola nuttiness and date nut bread. I am not sure that I know all the elements that make up a “good” or “great” tea but this certainly piqued my imagination and kept me coming back for more and “looking” deeper into those complex flavors.