I’ve been really excited to try this one because of all the positive reviews I’ve read.
As per Samovar’s instructions, I rinsed the leaves (or “awakened the leaves,” as they put it) and discarded that first infusion. The 2nd steep’s color was lightly golden yellow. It smelled faintly grassy, but not overwhelmingly so.
I like this. I can taste melons and flowers and sweet things. The aftertaste is a little grassy, but not enough to scare me away.