Tea comes loose and are delicate curled whirls rather than rolled balls. Leaves are somewhat stiff (not so delicate), but small. There are some broken pieces and twigs but also some whole leaves and small two leaf/bud bunches. Dry leaves have a floral scent, perfume with hints of rose and geranium. Once rinsed, the scents deepen into a richer and more complex version of the same perfumed scent. Flavor dives still deeper into the floral notes with soft delicate notes on the front of the tongue and the faint perfumed essence in the back of the throat that you get from breathing in perfume which can turn into tannins and acidity if over-brewed; not totally unpleasant but I prefer the floral notes and softer scented short infusions to the deeper but more abrasive extended infusions.
Brewed in 80ml porcelain gaiwain.
Flavors: Floral, Geranium, Perfume, Rosehips