Today I brewed this basket western style. I realized the Yixing was not the appropriate vessel. The color is greener even with a shorter brew time. I was generous with the leaves. The aroma heaven and the flavor has to on par with some of the worlds greatest teas. I am drinking this side by side with Uptons Superfine Dragonwell. I thank David for sending this as a sample with my order. I only wish I did’nt buy four ounces of the Upton first. Not to take anything away from the Upton, it’s very good. The Verdant is on another level….