This did it for me in terms of green tea. The first steep of about 4 minutes hit the spot, second @ 3 wasn’t strong enough for my taste.. and nothing is cooler then watching the rolled up leaves explode in my infuser ><.
Anywho… brews a typical light green color. In terms of taste, I would say spinach hits the nail on the head. I didn’t taste the smokiness people were experiencing, but that didn’t matter much. The longer steep definitely created a darker tea, which I enjoy personally. I like being able to taste the tea, not get a hint of it.
Great staple for any tea drinker. Must have.