Back logging from Monday is when I received 100 grams worth of this baby! The tea is actually a nice cross between an Assam and a Keemun with all the robustness of either, with the lightness of Darjeeling, and hardly tannic and astringent. The leaves smelled of pines, with some floral aspects, and upon the first brew with 208 degree water and 6 minutes time yields a nice amber hue and the smell of pines being prominent. The tea of course was never a let down! It tasted just like keemun, with all the smokiness (albeit light) and being piney ,with some maltiness normally one would associate with Assams. The tea has the robustness and flavor of Keemun, with the maltiness of an Assam which gives the first brew and impression rather well enjoyable. The second brew gave off a lighter amber color in the liquor, the same flavors being slightly less smoky, more on the piney side, grassy and malty. Its quite a tea to have, and after reading reviews being the jewel of Georgia and the “creme de la creme” of Soviet products, its even more satisfying to know that one day this tea will go out strong with the rest of the world!