I get back to this one after 4 day long steeping and it gives off a watery aged leathery wood base taste with soft fruity notes in a little bit of a funk fermented taste. The mouthfeel is pretty light here and the taste is a bit watery.
I throw the leaves into a small stove top pot and decoct them at a boil for a few hours. The resulting brew is exquisite! It is reduced into an very thick, viscous and oily liquor of thick sweet maple-syrupy-molasses like sweetness in a leathery aged taste. The dense and heavy sweetness is long and very thick in the mouth.
I have a cup of this at the very end of a very busy work day. The qi sensation is like nothing I've felt before. It completely revitalizes me and expands my head through the clouds- big Qi. It feels as if I consumed a few shots of espresso without the jitteriness but with profound mental release.
I think its safe to say that I've had a great week.