The leaves are green and gold and smell a bit “pastoral” (grass, hay, etc.) with a hint of white pepper.
Prepared, this has a strong malty caramel fragrance. From a flavor perspective, it’s simply an uncomplicated, smooth and rich black tea.
While described as strong and intense, I found this tea to be fairly mild; especially compared to some of Shui Tea’s other black teas. This doesn’t mean that it isn’t enjoyable, it’s just not as bold as I would have preferred.