This stuff is seriously amazing. I am revisiting it today after a long hiatus (meaning it got lost in my piles of tea and I just now uncovered it again). This has a really strong savory almost smoked meaty smell today with overtones of salt. It doesn’t taste smoky though, which is good. It is very savory in flavor and very thick on the tongue. It’s almost like a soup broth. I did steep this for a really long time as well, probably upwards of 6 or 7 minutes.