I had this tea in San Luis Obispo today, on my little Avila Beach trip. I used my “Free Cup of Tea” card to purchase this, even though I still had to pay a small amount.
They brewed the tea for me in a mug, without me being able to see the dry leaves, as they usually do. Luckily, I got to see the dry leaves in a sample jar. They were a light green, with fur on them. Many of these leaves were definitely buds. I did not get to smell them dry. The wet leaves smelled sweet and grassy, but very faint.
The tea yielded a very light, yellow-green liquor. It was very difficult to pick up a discernible scent from the tea, however, I am sure I picked up some floral notes. The taste was also light, but pleasant.
*Note: I am quite sure Peet’s used boiling water for the brewing of this tea. This could have messed with the flavor slightly, so I would like to try this at home in the future.