The dry leaf has the mixed colors of dark green, to greenish-brown; the leaves smell slightly nutty, with hints of longan charcoal and fragrant wood. The first round brews up a clear light yellow color, and enhances the nutty aroma of this tea. The taste is smooth, and sweet. The longan charcoal flavor is present, but is in no way overpowering. Successive rounds of brewing deepen every aspect of this tea. The color of the tea soup shifts from light yellow, to a vibrant gold; the aroma is strongly nutty, and now has a hint of cream; the flavor of this tea has become very sweet, woodsy, and slightly fruity thanks to the longan charcoal. The finish is sweet, and lasts for a good amount of time.