This tea is good, but this tea is smoky. The dry leaves smelled smokier than anything I can remember. The brewed tea was incredibly smoky. So much so that I had to put unflavored non dairy creamer in it to mitigate the smokiness. With this addition it was quite a tasty tea. This tea was as smoky as any Chinese Lapsang Souchong and then some. If you like insanely smoky tea this one would be a good one for you. It is only with great rarity that I put any sort of milk in my tea as generally I feel it ruins the flavor of the tea. This tea however was too much for me.
I brewed this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker with 3 tsp leaf and 200 degree water for 3 minutes.