Ive bought over 10 of these same flavour but 12mg mine tastes 100% original hangsen ry4 ,I suspect it's is just needing steeped ,two of mines came fresh and was light coloured had a taste I couldn't put my finger on after storage it got a golden colour ,and tasted fine ,I didn't remove cap I just shook it a lot daily and split it into two 50ml bottles ,