The Leaf: Nice dark green with a marbling of light green throughout the leaves. Each leaf looks like it didn’t quite make it into a ball, being curled and twisted; very gnarly. No loose stems and the pile looks nice. The scent is light, but typical of a less oxidized oolong; very sweet, flowery, and fruity.
The Brew: The liquor is very light green; almost white in appearance. The aroma is a bit unexpected, as well as the taste. Both are slightly vegetal in character. The aroma is light, but slightly sweet, and almost has a note of lettuce to it. The taste is also very light, but has a green vegetable overtone. Very little hint of fruit or flower notes can be detected.
Note: While I found this tea interesting, I’ll admit that I didn’t find myself enjoying it. I felt more preoccupied with trying to figure out what I was drinking.
I drink all of my teas cold.