The first time I opened the package, a few days ago, the dry leaves had a strong, layered fragrance with notes of steamed milk, nuts, freshly cut grass and banana. Today, I would add stewed tomatoes and coconut to the list. The complexity of aromas is impressive and it continues to be so throughout the session. From the wet leaves I get aromas of chicory, spring onion, rocket, pancakes, melon, fermented fruits and honey.
The rinse is very crisp and lively with a floral sweetness, a light citrus note and flavours akin to milk and white grapes. In later infusions, the taste becomes more grassy and metallic with a sour finish. It is delicious, but not as complex as the fragrance I’d say. One extra flavour I notice is that of almonds.
The aftertaste is strong, long-lasting and well-defined, meaning that its characteristics don’t evolve too much. The main notes are those of flowers and sugarcane, but I also notice some reminiscent of lemon ice cream for example. It is dry both in the mouth and the throat and has a slightly numbing quality to it. Mouthfeel of the liquor is creamy, thick and drying especially on the sides of the mouth.
Flavors: Almond, banana, Citrus, Coconut, Creamy, Drying, Floral, Flowers, Freshly Cut Grass, Grass, Green, Honey, Lemon, Metallic, Milk, Nuts, Pleasantly Sour, Stewed Fruits, Sugar, Sugarcane, Thick, Vegetables, Vegetal, White Grapes