According to the East India Tea Company this tea was grown in the Ebony Tea gardens in Sri Lanka. I found it very interesting that they give the cultivar on their website. After doing some research, I found that these trees are typically used to produce white tea. The dry leaves were dark in color and had a twisted and curled appearance. They had a very fresh and sweet aroma. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 180 degree water for three minutes. The liquor was deep gold. This tea was nutty and mildly smoky with a hint of floral sweetness. It was full bodied but delicate at the same time. Some gunpowder greens are a bit too vegetal for my taste but this one was just right. I would definitely recommend this tea.