I tried this tea the other day with the minimum recommending steeping time of 5 minutes, and I found, more than any other loose leaf tea I’ve tried, it lacked both flavour and body. On the second attempt, I steeped for 7 minutes (the maximum recommended time) for a stronger tea, and… wow. The tea has a strong, earthy, musty smell (that honestly doesn’t entice), and a dark brown, muddy liquor. The taste? Still hardly present—I think the feeling of ‘taste’ I was experiencing was mostly through the aroma. The taste itself is highly muted, and I can taste the quality of the water more than the tea. Not so impressed.