Aroma: Subtle but complex. Reminiscent of buttered croissants, subdued grassy notes, hints of sweetcorn. Similar to a Gyokuro.
Pallate: Delicious! Mellow butteryness, lots of savory ‘umami’, slight grassiness but with litte to no astringency. Light apricot/stone fruit and dried flowers. Full, creamy mouth feel. All in all similar to a Gyokuro but with a bit more butteryness and a little less astringency. Flavour is still there on the second steeping but lacks some complexity.
Colour: Golden with a green tinge.
Overall: Both fresh and comforting. A very worthy (cheaper) alternative to T2’s Gyokuro and definitely my preference of the two when price is considered. And the ‘organic’ status is a big plus for me.