I said, "The leaves shone white."
Yet, my PO didn't believe that they were maple leaves mixed with alcohol then heated and cooled to remove the waxy solid. Then with the right mix of acids and bases, alkaloids were removed and kerosene did some work. The kerosene was removed and maplecaine was almost made. It only had a small reaction left with methyl alcohol. Thus kinda pure 'maplecaine' was made.
God damn justice system.