First of all, the scent of this tea both dry and liquid is absolutely stunning. Beautiful florals and a strong orchid scent.
I have one of these steeper type things where the tea leaves have a lot of room to brew, and I can watch the tea as it steeps. This may just be a superstition, but it seems like every high quality tea I make in it floats to the top. All of the leaves floated to the top during the first steep. On the second steeping, the steeper was literally full of unfurled leaves. Beautiful.
The first thing that hits me is how sweet this oolong is. Not in an unnatural/cloying kind of way, but the level of sweetness I would expect in a very good tieguanyin. The liquid is lightly creamy as well. It tastes orchid-like, and for some reason I thought of dandelions a few sips in, possibly due to the hint of vegetal flavor, a faint reminder of grass.
Absolutely fantastic. Thank you, Verdant Tea.