When I received this tea it had a sour lactic acid twang indicative of too dry of storage. Remembering that I fixed a similar problem with the 2006 Xigui by breaking it up and humidifying it in a canister (thus making it at least as good as the 2005 Naka that’s 3x more expensive) I decided to try this with this tea…and upon steeping was immediately reminded of my favorite fishing hole in early June. There is a huge patch of wild spearmint and multiple types of berry bushes blooming in June . There is also an aroma of decaying willow branches. That’s the character I get from this tea…very contemplative. Of course my dad drank a little and gets white wine and herbs so get a sample and decide yourself.