Today is the day I’ve been waiting very impatiently for the past couple weeks…the day my Teavivre samples came. Words can’t explain how excited I was when I saw the beaten, tattered box with Chinese writing on it sitting on my counter after school. This is my first Iron Goddess and my first green oolong in general. I was surprised when I smelled the brewed tea because I am naive to green oolongs. I had always heard “floral” as being a commonly used word to describe the taste of an oolong, but I never expected it to be this strong, to me it smelled like straight up jasmine green tea. The smell alone was very soothing and therapeutic. Being new and not yet having a refined palate, it’s hard for me to tell what all is going on in this tea. The floral flavors are very obvious to me, as well as a “slightly roasted” green tea type of flavor, and something I’m picking up on that I would describe as “minerally”. But it is a very delicate tea and I can tell there is a lot more going on then what my untrained taste buds can pick up on. Still, I like what I am experiencing. This tea is very mellow, and very soothing, and it’s doing a very good job of helping me wind down a little bit after a hectic week. I’m very much enjoying it and look forward to trying the rest of my samples (after 3-4 more infusions of this). Thanks to the generous people at Teavivre for allowing me this opportunity.