Has that unique flat, dirty taste which you find in most pu-erhs. Smells like an old mulch pile. Also has a mineral-like aftertaste, like you just licked the damp, stone walls of your grandmother’s basement in early spring after a rain. Or, if you could drink the smell of old books – good quality old books, not cigarette stained ones from old ladies’ yard sales, but the ones you find on bookshelves at old B&B’s in, say, Cape May. …That’s what this tea tastes like, and if that’s your thing, you’ll like it. It’s my thing – I like drinking books and licking walls.