The dry leaves smell wonderful! Sort of a plum/berry and green tea. The wet leaves smell of barley.
Steep 1 (5min):
Color: Light yellow/green.
Taste: A bit of honey like sweetness, fruit like back note (sort of apricot and apple), also the toasty barely-like note I like in oolongs (Da Hong Pao), but lighter. Crisp finish, though not dry.
Steep 2 (8min – distracted by work):
Color: Deep yellow/gold
Taste: Very forgiving to oversteeping. The fruit/honey note is now just a background note. Wonderfully toasty though. Very good TGY oolong
Steep 3 (5-6 min): Lighter toasty. Maybe one more steep in the leaves.
Steep 4 (6-7 min): Little bit of the sweetness back because the leaves are about done. Quite good.
Flavors: Apple, Apricot, Honey, Roasted Barley, Toasty