This is a sample that has been hermetically sealed since I got it. The dry leaves look pretty much like what you see in the picture, but what’s interesting is the way they smell. They have a sort of toasty greenness to them that’s unusual.
The tea is greenish-gold and clear, and it has a buttery, vegetal aroma that’s a bit like asparagus.
The flavor is similar to the aroma. It’s richer than that of many greens, and quite pleasant. If the Todd & Holland Japanese green teas make refreshing teas for work, this Chinese one seems better suited to a relaxing evening environment. Still, I’ll probably drink it at work, since that’s where I am most of the day.
Flavors: Asparagus, Butter, Vegetal