I finally decided to pull this out. I tore open the package and took in a wonderful aroma. These leaves are very fragrant with notes of dark chocolate with some red fruit scent (or red grapes). I warmed my teapot up and packed these in. The leaf scent expands to a nice malt, warm dark chocolate, and some oak tones. I washed the leaves once and prepared for brewing. The flavor begins as slightly astringent yet still smooth. I picked up some nice baked bread, caramel, and burnt sugar flavors. The brew has a nice full body and warm curbed flavors. The brew grows with some astringency and wood tones by the third steeping. After, the brew falters down a notch to more sweeter tones with some light malt. I was able to get a decent amount of steeping sessions out this brew, and I enjoyed it. Although, this brew is a little too woody and astringent for my tastes.
Flavors: Astringent, Bread, Burnt Sugar, Dark Chocolate, Red Fruits, Smooth, Wood