The dry leaves have a thick, heavily smoky scent. The wet leaves do too, but they also smell more plant-like; it’s not just smoke, but clearly leaves as well.
The liquor is a rich, but not exceptionally dark, gold-tinged red. Smoke is present in the taste and aroma, but it’s not overwhelming.
The tea is definitely of the astringent/sharp variety of black tea, not the more chocolatey variety common in some regions. It’s pleasant, although I think the taste is less complex than the scent.
Flavors: Astringent, Smoke