This was another of my samples from the reddit giveaway.
First off, let me say that my coworkers and I wholeheartedly disagree with the tasting notes on the bag, which said that the tea tasted of sourdough and honey.
But this tea was quite nice. It had a warm, comforting feel to it, as well as that undefinable Christmas flavor that I chase after in the greener oolongs. My coworker and I were trying to define that flavor. It’s spicy—nutmeg maybe? Sweet potatoes? She thought she maybe tasted some evergreen tree in there.
Of course, floral was the predominate flavor, but it wasn’t overwhelming like the Jin Xuan. The only thing that II could really fault this tea for is that it is temperamental. It is easily made astringent and even a bit bitter if brewed too long.