Drinking this on a lazy friday afternoon. I got way tea drunk on this stuff, to the point where my sense of perspective is definitely a little funny. I’m still not the biggest fan of the flavor, but going in with an open mind and letting it air out helped. This time I’m picking up less smoke—it’s more a smoky mineral taste. Reminds me of rocks out in the Mojave, baked by the sun, and how they tend to get that earthy-smoky smell. A little vegetal as well, and not super sweet. Also steeps forever—I’ve actually run out of water in my kettle, and I started with 1.5 liters!
Anyway, I’m feeling pretty good at the moment thanks to this little tea. Nice pairing for a misty afternoon