Thank you, a Tea Story, for the sample!
The dry leaf is delicate and fine. Steeping, the aroma is buttery spring green vegetables: tender baby spinach, asparagus, peas.
In the first steep, the taste is more of steamed veggies. Clean and more crisp than buttery. Flavor builds with each sip, gaining in body. As the cup progresses, I am catching a hint of parsley and maybe mint. This tea is gulpable.
In the second steep, I forgot to let the water cool enough (around 175 was my goal and it was more 200), and bitterness is present. This tea cannot take higher heat. As I sip, a sense of cheer comes over me.
The third cup is a bit drying. There is a cooling sensation – maybe more mint.
I think I would have gotten more steeps had I not used such hot water at the second steep.
Overall, this tea was very enjoyable and was truly Spring.
Flavors: Asparagus, Mint, Peas, Spinach, Vegetables