Smells of wet leaves, fresh hay and mixed with a hint of tobacco? Normally tobacco would be bad, but this one works for me, although with allergy season in full swing, I’m not sure I really trust my nose today. The leaves do not unfurl as much as the ali-shan or the jade oolong also from Adagio. Even by the second steeping. It steeps to a pleasant clear golden color.
Taste is hard for me to pin down again probably due to my spring time joy of allergy season. What I’m getting is a bit fresh bread like mixed with some slightly sweet vegetable like flavor.
I like this, but not as much as the Jade, or Formosa Ali Shan from Adagio. I should put this in my try again after allergy season ends pile since I may be missing something subtle with my system as messed up as allergies can make it this time of year.