Dry leaf is mostly needle-shaped with average length od 2,5 cm. Leaf has dull olive green tone with white tips ranging between 1/3 and 1/2. Dry leaf has soft, woodsy and hay smell with hints of dried beech tree shreds; reminds me of my grandfather’s workshop.
I managed to get three steeps total with this one, using 3 grams of dry leaf with 250 ml water on 80 Celsius. Liquor is clear with light green-yellow tone giving really light impression. On first sip there is a moderate citrus bite in throat that overpowers mild grassy taste, but ends up as really refreshing. Just a few moments after swallowing liquor citrus note turns to starchy and stays there for a moment while cooling minty aftertaste emerges. Starchy-tingling sensation moves from throat to tongue center and slides to the sides.
Second steep showed some astringency, but not enough to drown overall
impression of this tea. Starchy-tingling sensation is also augmented a bit
and usual mint aftertaste is paired with grainy texture on tongue.