This tea is very subtle. The liquor produced is nearly clear and the tea reflects this. The tea is light with a slight roasted flavor, a subtle sweetness, and a remote acidity. One detects the taste of plant stems and hints of brown rice (as in Genmaicha) but no flowers. There is little aftertaste, but the tea leaves a dehydrated feeling on the tongue. Being subtle the tea is best alone, any accompanying food or additives will destroy its flavor. The tea is also robust with respect to steep times. There is no violent variation if over-steeped. Overall the humbleness of the tea is comforting and very suitable for rainy days.