My very first thought upon smelling this tea is jasmine. I might be mistaken—maybe it’s just “floral”—but we sure have a lot of jasmine in Berkeley so I feel pretty confident about that! I don’t even fully understand what gongfu is so I just brewed it the regular way and steeped about three minutes. The smell of the first brew still says “jasmine” but the flavor does not; it’s faintly floral but something lush, smooth, and rocky, too. Two teas in, Verdant has already blown me away with their quality. Wow.