Acquired this through that sale Marshaln randomly had.
Tried this three different times and I find it quite unique which was unexpected. This tea smells semi medicinal. When brewed it easily gives off a semi aged, semi old smokey, semi ripe and semi raw smell. The taste had an old mineral taste with some dark earth notes that ripe teas have wile being a thinner liquid that has a few high notes in the first steeps.
As those semi ripe notes came through I decided to hit it with hotter water so the 95c came out.
Going further, it had a much smoother taste that was welcoming but it did leave a dry mouth feel with each sip. Easy on the stomach, clean storage, and contrasting to many other teas from within a 5 year mark that I’ve had so it made it more enjoyable than being as similar to others. Maybe a few more sessions and I’ll figure out these dry mineral notes that seems to come out in each brew.