Before steeping, the aroma is noticeably less roasty than your typical Da Hong Pao. The liquor is a surprising deep amber, though the liquor is like a cross between a DHP and a Tie-Guan-Yin; you can even see a few greenish tea leaves among the brown. This is a lightly toasted tea, but this gains distinction with the floral flavor notes and rich color. If you don’t care for its floral notes, you should have success mixing with other DHPs to give more balance to the taste. A quality tea.