These tea leaves are hand-rolled during processing. I love the way they look. The smell is smokey, which caused me to be a little apprehensive since I am not a huge fan of smokey teas. For drinking, the tea has a light feel and a nice yellow color. There is some smokiness when you drink it, but it is light and mild, very much in the background. This is probably the first tea with this flavor profile I have been able to enjoy. I usually expect grassy notes from green tea, but it is absent here for me. I don’t mind, though, and rather like the idea that not all green tea has to taste that way.