The dry leaves have a grassy and floral aroma.
The first time I tried this, I steeped at 165 degrees and was not impressed. Green tea.
With another batch of these green, almost whole leaves, I tasted two steeps at 175 degrees. What a difference! The first steep gave a brownish green cup with a fragrant “green tea” aroma. This first steep had three tastes: first a nutty flavor, then green and bitter in balance. There was a faintly (and pleasantly) bitter aftertaste with some moderate astringency at the end, enough to make my gums tingle. The cup was pleasantly smooth and went down fast. The second steep at 175 degrees gave a cup similar in color, with all of the flavors being lower in strength, and with the nutty flavor dominating.
This is my first dragonwell taste and I think I might be a dragonwell person.