Nice overall presentation. Comes in individual double vacuum sealed packages. Dry leaves are vibrant green with faint grass notes. Once the water hits the leaves, aromas of gardenias fill the air. I steeped this both gongfu in a small teapot and in my Teavana large teamaker. I have to say that I prefer the western method with this tea because the flavors are so soft yet intense it takes a larger amount of tea for me to really appreciate them. Flavors of gardenia slight grassiness and milkiness are there as you would expect in an Imperial TGY. But in this tea there is something different. It brews up into a light shade of pale yellow and never gets forceful. The individual bag says “Faint fragrance The Teakettle” Just be aware that if you want the usual experience with TGY this is a more light, subdued yet enjoyable tea.

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 110 OZ / 3253 ML

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