Apologies for the blurriness of this photo; I took it without realising that the camera was on
manual focus not auto focus, and drank all the tea before I could take another. Whoops.
The leaves are incredible, so long and tippy, it is absolutely full of golden buds (as the name would suggest). My favourite part is actually opening the canister - there is such a rich smell of sweet raisins that greets me. Immensely cheering on a cold grey day. The wet leaves have a creamy, slightly spicy smell. The liquor is very smooth, no bitterness or astringency - just a rich round flavour with a touch of spice and also flowers, I think. A little malty as well.
I am going through this tea at a rapid rate and will shortly have to order more. It is just such easy drinking.