This is a very nice aged tea. It seems to me that the more I drink it, the more I like it.
The wet leaves smell of old, slightly decaying wood in a damp environment, like a castle basement. Reminds me of one ambient & noise music festival called Hradby Samoty, which happens at a castle every year. I also get some chocolate and dried fruit notes coming through. The liquor is fiarly mellow and smooth. It is quite sweet, resembling prunes and cheesecake, but also has cocoa bean bitterness and little bit of mushroom broth, especially in later steeps. I get a slight cooling effect in my throat and the aftertaste is spicy I would say. There is absolutely no astringency, rather the mouthfeel is soft and mouthwatering.
I think the price these are selling for is very good and I think I will be getting some more once I finish the ones I have.
Flavors: Broth, Cocoa, Dark Bittersweet, Decayed Wood, Dried Fruit, Earth, Mushrooms, Plum, Smooth, Spicy, Sweet