Very strong, pungent and astringent. Has a decent caffeine kick, but can be lip-puckeringly astringent.
I use it to power up weaker blends, but do not enjoy this stuff by itself.
Began drinking tea when I moved to New Zealand in 1984…..where the coffee was powdered and abysmal.
Came back to tea for its soothing properties and ritualistic preparation…….I like the zen-like time of prepping the pot etc….
Across the river from Portland, near enough to civilization but still among the rednecks…unfortunately