This is the oldest tea I have drank so far and it was quite an experience. The soup had the complexity of a dolma; the woody and vegetal grape leaf, starchiness like rice, and the bitterness of the olive oil. Steeps maintained an astringent mouthfeel throughout, but after 6 steeps the bitterness would grow and take over the flavors entirely. The strength of the bitterness reminded me of tonic water, not what I expected but not bad. The body effect from this tea was strengthening and warming to the core -similar to bitter dandelion greens in effect.
Flavors: Olive Oil, Rice, Vegetal