Dry leaf is silvery grey, covered with downy hairs and very fluffy. Whole and broken leaf that hasn’t been twisted or rolled, lots of small leafsets of two leaves and a bud. Dry leaf has barely any smell, just a hint of fruitiness. I measured out 3g, which overflowed my 1oz tea cups.
Steeped in 85C water for 5min. Steeped leaf is yellow green and has less volume than when dry. Faint sweet fragrance.
Liquor is honey coloured, clear. Almost no fragrance, but delicate notes of honey, brown sugar and maybe summer squash – something almost fruity but without a lot of its own sweetness. Very mild, with a fairly long finish that’s slightly tangy and is reminiscent of fennel bulb.
Medium body, quite smooth. Better as it cools.
A very interesting tea. I wish for a little more flavour from it, but it’s still quite enjoyable.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Fennel, Fruity, Honey, Sweet, Tangy, Zucchini