First and foremost, this name makes me giggle. Enough said.
The dry leaf is incredibly small. It looks like a broken, tippy tea.
The scent from the dry leaf is that very typical deep, earthy, loamy, mushroom smell.
The scent from the wet leaf is, as with some others I’ve reviewed, like an unpainted wooden cabin or shed, very dusty, that has absorbed a lot of heat energy from the sun. There is a smell that goes with this and you either know it, or you don’t.
The scent from the cup is more like the dry leaf than the wet. Always fascinating when that happens.
The flavor of the liqueur oddly subtle, given the above. Porcini mushroom and wet stone with a surprisingly swift finish. Almost nothing lingers here except the aroma.
This is not nearly as fascinating as the two pu-erh I got from CS, but then, it wasn’t nearly as dear, either. This is priced to be a daily drinker if you’re into pu-erh the way I am.