This was the final tea served at tea party today, and I think it was a big surprise for my guest. She used to be a coffee person, then started liking black tea, and seems to enjoy adventuring into other teas now as well.
As soon as she lifted the cup she said, “This smells like butter! Buttered popcorn!” And that hits the nail on the head.
It is still hotly debated whether this is really a green tea as the company has it classified, or whether it is a green oolong, which is what it looks like, tastes like, and acts like. When I called the company, the person who answered the phone said it wasn’t a oolong because they taste roasted. When I told her there are both green and roasted or dark oolongs she said she didn’t know that and would have to look into it.
Whatever it is, it sure is amazing. My guest loved it, as have most of the people who have tried it.
ETA: It looks like Jason Walker reviewed this on his tea blog and called it a wulong.