All the Muzha that I have had until now were roasted to a dark color with quite strong depth to each sip. This is somewhat light compared to the others, but it is also much cheaper. My favorite Muzha is about $9/oz and this is $17 for 75g… solid deal if you let it age for another year really; needs to get a little of that salted funk out of it and the roast will dissipate to more of a toasted caramel note (if the small amount of bitterness from the later steeps goes away)
The leaf is on the smaller scale, but that is just aesthetics. I’ll have to play with some more low roasted Muzha teas it seems so I can begin to assess quality in the lower roasted ones; this might be the first time I prefer something more bold.