The smell of the raw (is that appropriate?) tea is very lemon but in a sweet sort of way. I used the boil the water then wait 2 minutes to approximate 180F, and then steeped for three minutes for 1 tsp of tea. The tea really unfurled, but I wasn’t seeing much of a color to the tea itself.
The tea smells less lemony and a little more like cut grass. While not unpleasant, it is not a very strong smell. At first, the taste is lemon, then just hot water at the end. Nice, but not really what I’m looking for. There is this ephemeral taste on the back end that get maybe every other sip that I guess is the green tea.
That taste is getting stronger the deeper into the cup I go and the lemon is lingering more in the aftertaste. I’m still not sure I completely like this tea. It’s good, but I think I should try this iced. I bet it’s really quite refreshing iced.
Oh, wow, I think I finally hit the green tea. That’s interesting. Slightly bitter but without the astringency I normally associate with bitter tea. Not sure if I like this flavor. It isn’t bad or horrifying. I certainly like it fine, just not sure if I want to pay for “like it fine.”