The dry leaf smells very grassy and doesn’t have the same hay like, barn smell that Shan Valley’s Valley Green had. For me this is a positive. After a quick rinse the wet leaf smells like a roasted oolong, that toasty caramel smell and a sweetness of grapes.
The flavor is sweet, raisin like, and roasty. My favorite teas tend to be oolongs so this is right up my alley. It is more astringent than I expected, but it is pleasant.
Flavors: Caramel, Grapes, Grass, Raisins