This was a little rougher around the edges that the Verdant oolongs I’ve tried, but it was a pretty good, especially as a sample for 50 cents!
I seem to always be smelling oolongs at the front of my nose first, more forward than any other teas I’ve had so far. This one hits me there and then migrates to the front of my mouth, where I pick up a bitter greens taste (not unpleasant bitter) along with the oolong creaminess I’m starting to really love. The mouthfeel is a little dryer and rougher than the Verdant oolongs. It ends in a very bright taste and feel again very forward in my mouth, slightly astringent.
The biggest issue I have with this tea is that I smell something spicy, but don’t quite get that in the taste. You don’t hold up to your promises, you sneaky little tea!