I probably have at least an ounce of this left, but I’d hate to run out of this (the company I bought it from doesn’t appear to stock it anymore, but I think I found another seller.)
The dried leaf is really pretty – pale grey-green bamboo leaves cut diagonally into rhombus shape, sprinkled with bits of candied fruit.
The taste is really unique – it’s sweet and fruity, a touch tart, and there’s this slightly grassy, slightly earthy, almost peachy taste that I can only assume is from the bamboo leaves. But for all the bamboo I’ve eaten in savoury dishes, I’ve never actually had the leaves before.
There’s a bit of lemon, some lychee and pineapple, but for the most part the flavours blend together pretty seamlessly, which makes it delicious but hard to pick out distinct notes.
Flavors: Earth, Fruity, Grass, Lemon, Lychee, Peach, Pineapple, Sweet, Tart