The dry leaves’ scent does seem like sandalwood! “Honeyed sandalwood”, like the description implies—delicious! My anticipation of the actual tasting increases!
The taste is super mild and subdued. I’m not getting much taste, actually.
Maybe the heat of the water is obscuring the flavor. I’ll wait for it to cool down.
After slight cool down…the taste is a little nutty, a bit woods-y, a tiny hint of sweet.
Conclusion: A very soft and quiet tea. It seems to require a lot of focus to understand and much patience to unravel its nuances. Which means it’s either very mysterious….or very insipid. ;)