Okay. Think I may have stumbled on the right approach to drinking this.
Drink, and think ‘dark yunnan tea’.
DO NOT think ‘mushrooms’.
This seems to be working. I think I prefer the taste of this tea when it’s still piping hot, rather than after it begins to cool…but…I am waiting on a second steep right now, and that is the first time I have ever been inclined to attempt anything of the kind, so…
Edit: With a 16oz. cup, I find I can get only 2 good steeps out of 2 rounded, generous teaspoons of tea…after that the water turns pink. Note to self.