When I bought this the only way it was described to me was smooth, and after drinking it for a while that seems to fight perfectly. It has an earthy smooth taste that can quickly become bitter (like all green teas) if over steeped.
I was dead set against all white tea until I tried this one. It is on the opposite side of the spectrum compared to teas like Sliver needle. I enjoyed the strong earthy taste of this a lot more than the light taste of most white teas.