This tea smells fishy in quantity, but individual mini bricks don’t have a noticeable fish odour. Brewed, it’s somewhat light-tasting, though not quite mild. The taste is slightly thinner and more tannic than is usual for shou – more like a standard black tea – but the earthy, fungal flavours one expects from shou are present as well. It would make a decent ‘daily’ tea, in part because of the convenient format.
Flavors: Mushrooms, Tannin, Wet Earth