Not as many rich golden tips a with other GM’s, but the dark, small dry leaves offer a mild grassy scent. Brewed western style at 4 tsp. per 3 cups of water at 4 minutes, the tea was a rich rootbeer brown, slightly cloudy, with a full malty taste typical of GM’s. I drink my tea unsweetened, and this one had a bit of astringency in the finish. Not unpleasant, it recalled the finish of a Darjeeling.