I confess: I picked a little bit of this up from the store simply because the leaves were so interesting. Tightly rolled and so shiny! I haven’t had anything like it before.
It smells both grassy and honeyed, like it can’t decide if it wants to be a Japanese or Chinese green. Tastes quite a bit like sencha but with only a hint astringency and without the hint of turning bitter if I leave it in the cup for too long. As it cools, a more Chinese green taste comes out… I’m getting a honey taste that isn’t quite honey… I’m guessing the pinecone taste they mention? Don’t really get the orchid except for the fact that it is sweet and fresh tasting (not quite floral). I don’t get the briny taste I normally do when I drink Chinese greens. This is actually quite nice.
ETA: The second steep at 3:15 is crazy bitter/salty and the aftertaste is like I just swallowed a mouthful of ocean. I make a face each time I sip it. The rating gets dropped for not having a good second steep.