This is a fermented tea leaf, and you can taste it! It has a savory flavor that washes over the back of the tongue first. I suggest that if this is your first fermented tea, you may want to brew at a lighter strength. The aroma is earthy, woody, and pure (very obviously a pu-erh and black tea blend!). After it was brewed, I got a very strong wood-y and earthy flavor, a bit like mushrooms if I’m honest. This tea does have a linger to it, and if you’re not careful with the temperature this tea will bitter before others like it. Not a bad cup, but I am toying with a blend for this to cut down on the linger a bit.
Flavors: Herbs, Mushrooms, Wood