This is an interesting tea. Steeped according to the instructions on the package, I got very little flavor out of the leaves—I should probably note that I’m not a very sensitive taster and often find myself needing or wanting to add either leaf or time to official instructions. Steeped for significantly longer, though—I haven’t been timing myself, but probably a good five minutes or so—the tea really comes into its own.
It’s sweet and fruity and smooth, and only lightly vegetal. I’m not getting cherry (although I am, oddly enough, reminded of Den’s Sakura Sencha, which also did not taste even a little bit like cherry to me), but I am picking up on the corn notes. I haven’t gotten corn from a green tea before, and it’s a pleasant, if unexpected, flavor to find layered in with the usual suspects. I don’t think this is something I’d buy again—I’m a pretty committed Dragonwell fan, as far as Chinese greens go—but I’m very glad to have had the chance to try it.