This tea is so sweet and fresh. Packed with flavor, it continues to wow even after many steepings. With each steeping a new layer of flavor unfolds, as if the tea is changing shape and mood. Starting off very sweet and floral the tea dances on your taste buds, as is steeps more the flavor moves down to a more grassy, savory taste. Eventually the steepings become a perfect balance of sweet and robust, consistently leaving a lingering pang of star anise in the throat. Through the shifting of flavors, the smooth buttery base to the tea never leaves. This is a must have for any appreciators of oolong. The only company that captures the essence of this tea to its full potential is Verdant Tea.