I didn’t get much fragrance from the dry leaf, but the wet leaf smells a little beany. The brew comes to a dark golden oolong color, and the leaves become surprisingly green upon steeping. Strange though, that the brew almost is scentless.
The flavor is almost like a green tea: mushrooms and buttery beans, a little earthy/funky/ fungal. There’s a bit of saltiness to the brew that makes me think it would be a good base for soups.
There’s some mild astringency and a little malt and mineral.
Flavors: Beany, Butter, Earth, Malt, Mineral, Mushrooms, Salt
5 g 6 OZ / 177 ML