I was informed that this tea would be very strong, so strong that a suggested brew time would be about 10 seconds. I, on the other hand, brewed the tea for over 30 seconds (though this was the third or fourth batch made from my leaves). The tea brewed a deep brown color, and smelled, in my opinion, strongly of rice. The taste was a wonderful mix of bitter and smokey, like the sensation of drinking sweet tea after eating barbecue, and a floral sweetness. The after taste was reminiscent of the feeling of minty freshly brushed teeth. I thoroughly enjoyed this tea.
Flavors: Flowers, Rice, Smoke