Follow up two years later
The tea has very similar notes as expected from a ripe, not much change in terms of taste. I will say the front, even though it is still bitter, woody and nutty still, it is a more refined version of itself, before it was a lot rougher and you could tell that I had to age to enjoy, now it is followed by a cleaner sweeter finish and very pleasant camphor. It has some thickness to it in the front but it fades away in to a cleaner and more refreshing cup as it goes down. I’d say an optimal age for this tea will be in about 2-3 years more where it still has a that strong front but it will be much cleaner in the front and middle.
Something that I noted was that the liquor smells very good and sweet (minor chocolate and vanilla notes in there), while the leaf has more of a bitter, woody-nutty note. The taste is more related to the leaf scent, with woody-nutty bitter notes, but the finish does hint that vanilla sweetness, no chocolate (at least for me) on the taste, pleasant camphor that lingers.
Flavors: Camphor, Dark Bittersweet, Nutty, Vanilla, Wood