This famous traditional Chinese tea came about hundreds of years ago when harvesters transported black tea by donkey through the mountains. They would stop at campfires to spend the night and the black tea, which absorbs aromas easily, picked up the scent of the campfire. Eventually customers came to demand this taste, and now the smoky taste is added in a more modern way, by controlled scenting in a commercial environment. Still it is no wonder the taste came to be desired, it is hauntingly delicious on a cool evening.
Try mixing it with Earl Grey for a delightful blend.