I am having a very enjoyable day sipping this oolong! After a quick rinse, I enjoyed many delicious steeps! It went from dark and roasty and almost tarry, to more nut buttery. I expect to get a few more steeps before the day is through!
That being said, I have lowered the rating a little. I prefer the roasty flavors of Silk Road Tea’s Imperial Red or Premium Steap’s Emperor’s Red. I know they are technically a different kind of tea preparation (black vs. oolong) but I am comparing them by the roasty flavor profile.
The Imperial Red and Emperor’s Red are both are smoother, sweeter, and have that tangy flavor I love along with the roasty flavors. I will gladly finish the three or so teaspoons of leaves I have left of the Wuyi Dark Roast (thanks Takogoti!) but will not restock now that I’m familiar with the IR and ER!