I got this as a sample from Jing's tea shop a long time ago and finally tried it this week. On the envelope it says Chinese red tea, but a quick search suggests that this is a Lapsang Souchong?
The dry leaves have a rich smokey smell to them, with some wood as well, makes me think of barbecue. I used around 2-3 grams in a 120 ml yixing pot, wasn't really sure what the brewing parameters were so I did 45 seconds the first steeping and did around a minute and a half for the second steeping.
The flavor is similar to the smell; smoke, wood and I feel like there's a bit of a dry cocoa taste in there as well. The finish leaves that smoke taste that lingers for quite some time.
It's not my favorite, but It's certainly interesting. I read that the smokey aroma can linger in unglazed pots so I'll probably use the gaiwan next time and I may increase the amount of leaf and do shorter steep times. I'm curious if anyone else has had this from Jing's or another shop and what parameters were used.