I have to say this first: my colleague liked this best, out of the four teas we tasted today. This one was my least favorite.
Dried, not-yet-brew tea leaves smelled smoky to both of us. I also smelled
charcoaled dark wood.
I found this tasting astringent, no sweetness, golden, a little bit smoky, a tiny little bit malty.
Brewed tea leaves looked to be broken leaves to me.
I don’t like the astringency in this one.
Flavors: Astringent, Dark Bittersweet, Hot hay