This is supposedly a rare tea cultivar, plus it is an aged Japan black, which is also not very common.
As is always with tea from Japan it is broken up into pretty small pieces. The wet leaf smells strongly of leafy greens, sea, sourness and umami. The taste largely follows the nose. Sourness, medicinal herbs, seafood, soy. Pretty smooth and understated.
This is pretty far from a regular tea territory flavor-wise, bordering on medicinal herbal concoctions or traditional Asian food. I was not a big fun, to be honest.
Flavors: Medicinal, Seaweed, Sour, Soy sauce, Spinach