The dry leaves smell markedly of butternut squash. This is an interesting tea! Wet leaves are even more squashy, with notes of pumpkin and yam… The taste is similar to the smell, while the aftertaste has a slight astringency and some minerality reminiscent of Wuyi oolong. It’s relatively affordable for a tea grown in the USA, and comes in a ‘loose puck’ form which I haven’t seen elsewhere.
Flavors: Astringent, Butternut Squash, Mineral, Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes, Yams