The dry loose leaves for this tea are wonderful to look at. Some leaves are forest green, others appear nearly white and there are some kind of seed looking things mixed in as well.
The dry aroma is grassy with notes of spinach and what I think are hints of squash. Once brewed the liquor becomes a very nice light yellow-gold. The aroma remains grassy, but sweetens a bit.
There’s some palate pleasing dryness to this tea, though the palate and tongue don’t dry out. A grassy and vegetal freshness come out in the flavor profile. This tea reminds me of a shade grown Fukamushi style sencha from Japan. It’s flavors of spinach and arugula lighten the grassy bitterness.
I would recommend this tea to fans of senchas and other Japanese green teas.