This time I can already smell much more, so I’m sure this tasting will be more accurate than last.
The smell is very vegetal with a hint of sweetness. Not bold like black teas, subtle and sniffy lol. Maybe a little honey-toned.
Since the leaves are so long in this, I use about 1/8-1/4 cup of them to 12oz of tea. Sounds like a lot, but it’s not… it turns out to be about the same as 2 tsps of more broken teas, judging by how much space in my infuser they take up before and after brewing.
The flavor is very vegetal, it’s true. I think leeks may be accurate; with it’s subtle honey taste it reminds me a bit more of fresh cut grass or possibly wheat. Yes, that’s it: wheat. That’s what the sweet + green equals out to, for me.
I’m definitely liking this better this time around. But still not an all-time favorite… just makes me want to explore more white teas.