Received this to sample and was quite pleased. The leaves are a tight hand rolled balls. Its what you would expect from a good TGY tea. The dried leaves have an earthy vegetal aroma with a hint of smokiness. I steeped 212 degrees for 1 min in a large cup. I used 2 tsp per oz. The liquor is a light yellow green clear liquid. The aroma of the tea is slightly smokey but with a nice green tea smell. Does not smell like wet grass that some green and oolong teas can smell like. The flavor is bright and quick on the tongue with no aftertaste or bitterness. You do taste a hint of smokiness and earthiness followed by freshness. It is quite an enjoyable tea and I will drink it again.