Not for everyone, but I LOVE it!
Lower water temps, higher water temps, I love it all the same. This tea has personality and I adore it. Not one of my friends or family can stand the smell of it, but who doesn't love a campfire?
Actually, it only smells smokey. The taste is more like a puehr or black tea. This gives it multiple levels which make it really interesting. The longer your cup of tea sits, the more the smokey aroma dissipates too. So if it's too smokey for you immediately after brewing, just give it a few minutes or blow on the surface gently to cool it before sipping. Again, I love it, so I do nothing to lose that wonderful aroma.
This tea is a great comfort to me, makes me feel warm and happy inside.
I felt this one was slightly better (only very slightly though) than the Russian Caravan tea also available here.