I found this tea on a whim, and I’m glad that I discovered it. Once I opened the package I knew it was going to be delicious. The initial scent was of a sweet honey with a slight spice. The spice was somewhere between smoke, paprika and cardamon. The little nuggets are a forest green and dull crimson. They were soft and fresh. I was surprised by the sheer size of each one these small bundles. I brewed this tea a little too strong and since I have tweaked my amounts. I used my new Yixing pot as my brewing vessel. The initial washing aroma was explosive. The scents of honey orchid, cream and pine smoke filled my tea room. The liquor brews a robust bronze. This truly is a golden Oolong. My first steep invoked flavors of sweet nectar and honey suckle with an undertone of roasted wood. The brew slowly becomes more and more spiced as it steeps. Once I was at my fourth steep the honey suckle flavor had been replaced by an almost roasted mate taste. The wet leaves filled my room with an aromatic sweetness and continued to release a pleasurable aroma. After I was in late steeping they began to smell of brown sugar oatmeal and grains. This tea is very exquisite and you cant beat it with its price. I am very happy to have discovered this tea.

Flavors: Honeysuckle, Pine, Roasted, Spices

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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