This is one of my first oolong teas (and my first tasting note). I prepared this according to directions and added a bit of sugar. It was “okay”, but seemed to have a bit of a metalic taste. Perhaps it was just me or maybe it’s been in the tin too long. However, by the end of the cup I was enjoying it and I even steeped another. I didn’t detect any orchid in flavor and I don’t recall an orchid smell.