We all make tea-purchasing mistakes. Some are small, some are large, but for me, they all end up in the same place. I had been stubborn about this one, but Hobbes’ recent post referenced an earlier experience with a damaged cake that convinced me to send this 2007 Changtai 7538 to the compost pile. I purchased it about a year and a half ago from China Cha Dao for a measly $8. You get what you pay for, I guess. The two tastes of the tea gave a strong and vile burning rubber aroma and flavor. Being stubborn, I had hoped the character would blow off. Finally, Hobbes’ description of a similar aroma convinced me it needed go decompose for awhile. I left the wrapper on as I’m curious to see how it returns to earth.