Dry tea leaves are an earthy, dark green color. The leaves smell nutty, and have a dry sweetness to them. This aroma becomes even more obvious after rinsing the leaves. The first round of brewing brings out a predominantly woody aroma that has undercurrents of honey roasted nuts. A light taste of longan charcoal is also present. We find this combination of aromas and flavors to be extremely relaxing. The tea liquor is a bright golden-yellow. The second round of brewing introduces a strong fruit aroma. Interestingly, the previously mentioned aromas have become more dominant on the palate, than on the aromatic side. The tea liquor has shifted into a more amber shade of gold. The third round of brewing enhances the flavor of stone fruits, and adds a tremendous amount of floral sweetness. The smell and taste of longan charcoal has all but disappeared. If it weren’t for the ever present nuttyness, it would be hard to tell that this was a roasted tea. The floral sweetness completely dominates the finish.