The dry pearls smell of root beer. Yum. Steeped 3 minutes at just below boiling water. The mostly open leaf is whole two leaves and a bud, and smells intensely jasmine. A few months ago I would have run for the hills, but now I can’t wait for this to cool down so I can taste it. The clarity of the brew is excellent. The color is the palest yellow green. The sip has grape notes at the front, and a peachiness beyond the wonderful jasmine. This is really, really nice. Thank you Tea EqualsBliss for this sample. It is excellent! I will be sipping this for the rest of the day.