My brother provided me a sample of this tea, which he received from a coworker a few years ago. I’m not sure which variety of green tea this is – as near I can tell, the Chinese on the label translates to something like “Premium Green Tea”, and Van Cheong’s no longer seems to be in business.
Anyway, the dried leaf is small, light grey pellets. The odor is lightly vegetal. Once steeped, the liquor is yellow with a slight brownish tint, and a faint toasty aroma. The flavor is somewhat asparagus-y, with a strong acidic aftertaste.