I pour the tea in the gaiwan and give it a slight shake. The smell is a bit tangy. The first infusion has nice fragrance, and smooth body. This tea infuses to a deep reddish orange color.Having had about two years rest, this tea has a very smooth mouth feel and provides a nice value. I've selected the blue bags for this release since this tea is reminiscent of a previous 2015 rou gui that some may remember fondly.