When I first opened the bag it smelled like a combination of fish and horse stables. Very earthy/peaty. While some may think of the aroma as unpleasant, I thought it was quite lovely and knew that the tea would have a wonderful earthiness to it. I rinsed the tea first as was recommended & then steeped my tea at 4min with boiling water. The “fishy” smell was lightened quite a bit, and a kind of mossy foresty smell took the forefront.
Drinking this tea was a dream. It was rich, earthy, smooth. With a light addition of milk and honey I found myself quite smitten with this tea. I infused the leaves a couple more times and each infusion was lovely as well. I will definitely be buying more of this tea in a larger quantity.