Aroma (dry): A+, appearance: A+, taste: B+.
For a pure bud Yunnan it looks and smell great, but the taste is muted and not particularly multilayered: apricot, carrot, vegetable stew, malty sweetness. Thanksgiving in a cup.
There are other pure bud teas from Yunnan Sourcing that are more complex and their Black Gold Bi Luo Chun has more of a backbone. Maybe the Imperial version of this tea elevates it to a different level – I have not tried it yet.
Flavors: Apricot, Carrot, Malt, Sweet Potatoes, Vegetable Broth