Leaf – Slim, small, dark green leaves. Very slender, they open up slightly and appear to be just the young, fresh tips.
Aroma – Dry leaf is lightly sweet and grassy, like fresh lawn clippings. Once infused, has a warm, buttery, almost chestnut aroma combined with fresh greens like kale.
Liquor – Light yellow or chartreuse, almost golden in color. Very clear.
Taste – Medium body, noticeably dry and brisk with vegetal (asparagus, grass, green wood) and light nut flavors. Cashew maybe? Lingering finish.
This tea really gives the impression of being out in a high mountain meadow, right when a heavy fog is settling down and the grassy, woodsy smell that I associate with a fresh morning outdoors. Very pleasant, no overpowering odors or unbalanced flavors with just the perfect amount of dryness and astringency to keep it refreshing.