The dry leaves carry a rich oxidized creamy odour. The smell is similar to that of lotus leaf tea. Dark browns and greens cover longish shriveled leaves. One is so happy with just the look and smell of the dry leaf.
As the sessions progress the orangey taste drops off a bit as the roasted, floral, and spicy elements are more apparent.
The qi of this tea is felt as it energizes the lower parts of the abdomen and the shoulders, relieving any tension as one sits cross-legged on the floor, sipping happily from a small ceramic cup with friends.
It is unknown how many steeps this tea underwent because one had to step out for some time, allowing a friend free reign on this tea. Either way, one came back and sealed the pot for the night anticipating a week of good sessions with these leaves.