Dry leaf: An amazing and wonderful dried apricot/apple smell along with a dried shitake mushroom layer. Large, long, slender material.
Taste: Light vegetal, light woodsy, at about the 5th steep I detected a touch of honey and some spice. Light sweetness, smooth. Died off at about the 6th steep but I kept pushing it and got a couple more good cups out of it.
Liquor: Pleasing light to medium mouthfeel. Very light yellow gold color.
Spent leaf: Solid yellow olive green color. No discoloration. Large leaves. Bud and 2 leaves with fairly long stems.
Vessel: 110ml gaiwan. (actual water 90-100ml)
This tea is very light, as you would expect with a yellow tea, but was pleasant and enjoyable. The clover honey traits of a white tea parallel with a slight forest overtone. The next time around, I plan to push it with a higher leaf to water ratio to see what I get. As recommended, I did not use my strainer. The first smell of the dry leaf in the bag was a very memorable moment!
Flavors: Apple, Apricot, Dried Fruit, Mushrooms, Vegetal