I bought this tea last spring at my local Natural Grocers. I have had a lot of other senchas since then, and now I am not so wow’ed. The leaves are half chopped with some long flat, intact leaves still present. This is still a really nice tea. It’s dark green, brews up a strong, vegetal cup of deliciousness. It’s also not fussy at all. It can get a little astringent if I forget about it, but I wouldn’t expect anything less. A great daily green, for sure.