This tea has a very dark brow color and is very twiggy looking. The leaves are all crumbly and folded. It has a musty, earthy, alfalfa scent. The scent reminds me of a old hay loft.
1 Tbsp / 8 oz water / 2 minutes / 208 degrees fahrenheit
Rinsed twice and the leaves started smelling more woodsy and kind of like burning wood.
The liquor from the first steep was a light golden brow color and was very clear. It still had a musty scent and smelled slightly like cedar wood.
This is a very smooth tasting tea. It still has that pu-erh taste to it but its so smooth. It has a smokiness to it. It tastes like drinking a campfire. The aftertaste is a bit peppery tasting.. Never experienced that while drinking tea.
I think next time I brew this I’m going to use a bit more. I think this tea would be better if it was a little stronger, purely my opinion though.