Upton does a great job of explaining their teas without degrading into pseudo poetry or lengthy theatrical tomes. I got a sample of this to try but kind of wishing I had gotten more (but no, I don’t need any more tins of green tea! Bad Amy!).
The aroma of the wet leaf is very fresh and almost floral tasting. I am finding this to be very soft on the palate and am not finding the astringency they speak of. It is lightly vegetal like roasted corn and with a hint of smoke but also a fruit like sweetness (perhaps lychee).
This is an excellent selection for the price – $5.80/125 grams as I write this. It also resteeps very well.