I had some more of this today. Two steepings worth, and it just confirmed what I had already known – this is probably my favorite tea. Sure, there are lots of teas that I like, and even some that I really, really like, but this is the one that I love. This is the tea that I would take with me if I was going to be dropped on a desert island with only tea (and water and means to brew it, obviously).
Its liquor is a combination of the dark browns and reds you sometimes see with teas with the lighter colors of oolong teas – the result is a nice – very nice – middle ground brown.
The tea itself is flavorful – not to the extent of an Assam – and not overwhelming. Its complex enough to be interesting, but not so complex that its complicated. It doesn’t punch you in the mouth, but it doesn’t hide in the shadows, either.
Its ability and range allow it to be just about anything you want – from a morning pick me up to a more serene, relaxing tea – depending on what you want to bring away from it.
I highly recommend it.