Really lovely—has a very sweet, flowery smell before steeping, with silver and gold twists of buds and leaves. Once steeped, it has a mellow flavor, sort of akin to a silver needle in terms of mouthfeel and smoothness, but with a bit of a sweet floral note and what I can only describe as a buttery finish. A rare treat. I’ve only resteeped this one once, but I plan on seeing how it stands up to further steeps, since it’s such a precious tea.
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