In raw form this tea is dark brown, thin, very long and has a leather, dried fruit scent. Sweet but with dark under tones. I can see quite a few leaf stems.
Once steeped the tea soup is light brown in colour and has a sweet but dark, fruity, wooden aroma.
Flavour is similar to it’s scent. Fruity highs of currant and thick, strong lows of wood and leather. So far it’s very smooth and honeyed.
The second steep is musky but still very wooden and sweet. Thicker this time and more robust but not enough to be bitter.
Third steep is still sweet and wooden and stronger in flavour than I expected. Also still curranty and smooth.
Overall it’s a nice, wooden and sweet Oolong with dark fruit tones. I usually prefer greener Oolongs personally but my husband really enjoyed this. It wouldn’t be something I would stock again for myself but may get the odd sample for my husband. :)