Good budget buy for oolong. I picked it up for $8.39/8 oz box at T&T Ginseng here in Las Vegas (https://ttginseng.com/). I was thrilled to discover this local retailer which carries a variety of Foojoy teas, Ten Ren teas, and various other teas.
This is clearly a lower-grade oolong, as many stems are present. It is a very heavily roasted style of oolong mostly rolled into brown-black balls.
It brews a beautiful and clear dark amber cup and presents a pleasant nutty roasted aroma. There is good body to it, with almost a syrupy mouthfeel and maybe some caramel with the slightest hints of raisin or fig-like fruitiness and some oak. That might all sound kind of great, however these flavor notes are not as prominent as one might hope, and this can present as a pretty one-dimensional tea defined mostly by the heavy roast flavor. But there is some depth if you look carefully.
All in all, this one isn’t a great tea, but it is a good everyday drinker and a good value for those who might enjoy darker roasted oolongs entering the territory of what is more like a black tea.