I was very lucky and won one of the Steepster Select boxes for October and this was included as one of the selections.
The dry tea had a light herbaceous quality that I found interesting as I couldn’t quite pinpoint the aroma. I steeped this in boiling water for 3 minutes (directions on the Steepster package) and the leaves produced a very bright (almost florescent) yellow with a beautiful floral aroma.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when tasting this tea, but oh was I ever surprised. I love this tea – it was soft and smooth with a beautiful floral taste and finish. (Norbu’s website describes it as lilac or orchid and I definitely get the orchid flavor). There’s also a hint of greenness, but it’s faint so it didn’t compete with the floral. I can’t stop drinking it and the second, third and fourth (!) steepings I’ve done of this tea have been just as wonderful, though obviously the strength of the tea decreases with each brewing. For me, it’s one of those teas that just wraps you up and hugs you and makes you wish you could just stay inside all day drinking it. I’ll definitely be ordering this tea again!