Oh! When they say that this tea is tightly curled, they aren’t kidding. The curls were so tiny and cute! Admittedly they unfurled to not very large leaves. Is that a good or bad thing?
The dry smell is like the tea smell in the tea section of the asian supermarket. It smells familiar, and I wonder if it’s very popular among green tea varieties. I’m still getting used to the idea of green tea varieties beyond “green, Jasmine, roasted, matcha, sencha”. Haha before Steepster, that was pretty much all I could identify by taste alone, not that I can say that I would be able to distinguish this as gunpowder on taste/smell, but maybe someday!!
This green tea is like BOOM! HELLO! I really really like it! And yet it doesn’t carry any odd flavors or notes I would distinguish as green tea. Alot of greens people describe as ‘grassy’ or ‘vegetal’ and I’m starting to see/understand that in some of the ones I’ve tried. This however to me tastes like straight up green tea, there is no other way to describe this flavor in my mind, and breaking it down to notes seems fussy. It’s beautiful and classic. I would PROBABLY like to try other gunpowder greens out there to see if I could tell the difference, but I do like this and would happily serve it to anyone wanting ‘just green tea’.