The dry color is green, not silver. Soft straw aroma with hints of flowers. Powerful taste, but more like a green tea than a white. Long finish. Each sip seemed a bit more rich and complex. I really like this one. As I got further down in the cup, I noticed a hint of bitterness, which held the score out of the 90s. In terms of style, this seems more like a quality green tea than a silver needle.