Well, Ruth's mom Elaine arrived today (they leave for holiday tomorrow) and brought with her a considerable amount of tea. So since they were ready for some upon arriving at home, I figured what better opportunity for me to have a spot.
My first experience was exactly what I thought it would be. That is to say, not terrible, not great. I recall saying profoundly "it tastes like drinking a tree" which sounds worse than it tasted. I could probably be tempted for another spot just to compare. Interesting stuff. Don't worry about me getting hooked on it though...at least not yet.