Overall, OK. There are some nice sweet notes of caramel and toasted marshmallow, but there is a fairly prevalent bitter nuttiness that is not particularly pleasant. Again, I brewed this gong fu style and did nothing in terms of milk or sugar. The bitterness would probably be welcome if you brew Western style and add something to it.I did my best to adjust my leaf ratio, temps, and steep times, but I think what I have here is simply a good tea for Western brewing. Milk would cut down the bitterness and accentuate the nutty and sweet notes.
Dry leaf: grape leaf, sassafras, red currant, some nuttiness, hints of caramel. In preheated vessel: nuttiness and caramel more prevalent, tart fruitiness.
Smell: green nut, caramel, some red fruit, toasted marshmallow
Taste: green/bitter nut, black pepper, toasted marshmallow, finish of caramel, aftertaste of caramel and some red fruit