This brew was better at the start than the last one. It was one large chunk of tea from the sample bag, so that may have helped. It started out sweet and cocoa. Not as good or strong as other factory shou, but this flavor I could do regularly. I set the tea aside after a few steeps and came back to it today. When I came back it was more woody and spicy, not flavors I like for shou. Didn’t have a ton of life left in it either. I guess I can see why some like this, but I think it may also be an inconsistent tea as well. Glad I only have enough tea left for one more small session.