I’m not sure how old a tea can be before you can say it needs to be retired. Oh, hogwash, what am I saying!
First wiff of the leaves in the gaiwan… poop. That definitely smells like poop. Hey, just being honest. I’ve had this before, long ago, and poop was not on the menu. Huh.
Buttery, bit of a funk. I hope that’s not… hmm.
Second steep… funk is still there. I’ll try this Western style at some point? Leaves smell like… steamed poop.
The dry leaves still smell good, though. Potpourri?