Paan leaves are medium to large in size and oblong to heart-shaped, averaging 7-15 centimeters in length and 5-11 centimeters in width. The dark green leaves are flat, broad, and pliable and have a smooth, but slightly leathery texture. There is also a central vein the runs the length of the leaf with many smaller veins branching throughout. Each Paan leaf tapers to a point on the non-stem end and grows on climbing vines. Paan leaves are chewy and have a sharp, tangy, and peppery taste.