Dry tea leaves are a rich, blackish-brown color, and smell earthy, woodsy, and slightly sugary. The first round of brewing reveals a light yellow liquor, with hints of sugar and honey. The second round deepens the color of the liquor to a whiskey shade of gold. A feeling of cha qi (tea energy) starts emerge. It comes on like a warm, calming wave that gently washes over the body. The third round builds up the cha qi, enhances the teas sweetness, and adds a smoky flavor of longan wood charcoal.