I recently went to China for the first time. While I was in Hangzhou, I bought a small amount of Bi Luo Chun, and although I have heard stories of Westerners getting ripped off by shady tea dealers, I couldn't simply return from China without any tea at all.
So I opened the packet this morning. The dry leaves smelled like not much at all, though I remember them being fragrant in the store. However, after the first steeping, the tea and the wet leaves both carried a very distinct smell of... cigarette smoke
I gave the leaves a few more steepings, hoping the, uh, aroma would wear off, but no luck so far.
I hope I will have better luck the next time I visit China