Holy moly this packs quite a big punch. I think there has only ever been one other time I have felt the “buzz” from a tea before. I have never done illicit drugs, but I felt high. A milder version of what I when I was on a codeine based med. The first steep was the strongest, and the feeling lasted about 30-45 minutes and made me feel floaty and a bit sleepy. Each steep was a little weaker (a good thing). I did 4 steeps until I was full, and ready to move on to something new.
The flavor started off very sweet and fruity, and moved to more mineral-y and smoky. It tasted very light – it was also very light in color. I have only had very dark puerhs before this, so this ended up being a bit of an adventure for me. The taste rating would be an 80, as this tastes lovely but isn’t as flavorful as some. With that awesome buzz though, it rates higher.