Admission - I am not a Japanese green tea fan. I prefer Chinese green tea but this is much more pleasant than I expected. The dry leaves have the traditional dried grass smell. In fact they look like grass clippings, however, once brewed it expands significantly into full leaves. The liquor is a pale green. The taste is smooth with no bitterness. Slightly sweet. Multiple infusions. If more Japanese green teas tasted like this good quality tea I might learn to really enjoy it. This loose leaf tea can be found online at www.GoldenMoonTea.com. Sample provided by Golden Moon Tea.