Unlike many others, I seem to prefer the imperial grade version. I would nonetheless choose the classic one for a more casual session. It is more nutty and robust with a vegetal and tangy aftertaste, while the imperial grade is more delicate, complex and with more pronounced umami & grassy notes.
I find that this one is slightly closer to some of the other Chinese green teas, whereas imperial grade is somewhat more in the direction of Japanese greens. However, that’s not really a fair comparison.
Flavors: Nutty, Olive Oil, Tangy, Vegetable Broth, Vegetal