Unfortunately, no brandy involved in making this tea. =P
This tea smells amazing – the dry leaves have a sweet flowery aroma. I brewed this gongfu style 1tsp (my scale died… =( ) in 120mL starting at 10s. The first three steeps were super strong. It tasted exactly like described – like honey and molasses. There was also a slight flower aftertaste. The later steeps were fainter, but still tasted like I was drinking honey. I will have to also try this western style!