I am glad that I got Dong Ding Ming Xiang in a sample pack because I would have hated to spend so much money on a very ordinary tea. I brewed it Gong Fu and used spring water and a thermometer. The tea has a nice, subtle smokey aroma, but bland on the palate. I tried two infusions using the 7 oz. in the sample packet with less water in the second infusion, and the blandness never perked up. A third infusion with hotter water produced nothing new. Sorry.