I’m just about out of this tea, so really need to write a review. The thing is, my scores have been all over the map, ranging from 84 to 89. The main reason for the variation is that the dominant flavor is a meaty herbaceous taste that I sometimes really like but that often is off-putting. The flavor is strong, with slight bitterness and some smoke. Best part of the tea might be the finish, which is long and pleasant.
As you can probably judge from the above description, the flavor is quite complex, which is a major plus for me. I was going to check the recommend box, but realized that while I enjoyed the tea, I won’t buy more when the sample is gone, so perhaps that is not a very strong recommendation.