Its long twisted leaves have a sweet malty aroma like honey and dried plums.
The mouth feel was smooth and thick and constantly reminded me of dark raw honey. It even had the same wonderful peppery finish that raw honey and extra virgin olive oil should have.
When it was piping hot it tasted more like a strong Assam tea but as it cooled it developed some sweeter, earthier characteristics that reminded me of Yunnan tea... and at room-temperature it delivered a bright, brisk flavor like some Ceylon teas.
Most of the spent leaves looked liked that one on the left... but I found 3 that looked like the monster on the right.