(there was a listing for the 1st picking, but my bag doesn’t say so I assume it is not the same leaf, so I made a new entry)
This is almost indistinguishable from a longjing (dragon well) tea, which I suppose is the point. The leaf is a bit darker green than most longjing I’ve seen, and a bit smaller, but the effect is the same.
The cup has less apparent roast than a longjing, however. It is much more vegetal and grassy. I’m indicating “mint” as a tasting note but only because there is a cooling kind of astringency at the finish on later steeps which reminds me of mint, but it certainly isn’t a “minty” flavor on the tea.
Flavors: Grass, Mint, Vegetal