I think this is the one that seemed the most interesting! A lemon green tea is just a classic profile but the pine was a very unique and potentially delicious twist on that profile! We began to get skeptical smelling the dry leaf because the aroma was all lemon and no pine.
Steeped up it was obviously quickly that the green tea base itself is a shoddy quality. Very poor clarity to the flavour with a lot of roughness overall. Sharp sourness and a lawn mowing body with just harsh bitterness in the finish. I think the addition of the lemon actually made those top notes feel more acrid. It was like piling a negative thing on top of an already quaking foundation.
And similar to the bergamot and oak… no pine to be found.