Not going to happen. My suspicions were raised when I smelled the dry leaf. It didn’t initially smell like much of anything, although if I inhaled deeper, I could sort of detect a scent I can only describe as old and earthy. But I soldiered on, because I’m on a quest to discover the spectrum of oolong tea, and why not start with something that’s locally available? I do intend on getting samplers from popular vendors as well, but that isn’t entirely without complication: I’m then going to have to figure out which sample is which, and although there’s a way to do that, it’s timely and annoying and I don’t exactly feel like I have typical reserves of motivation at the moment. So yeah, this tea. I don’t like it. It tastes like bath water. I think I’m beginning to realize that the roasted-tasting oolongs aren’t for me, and i’m assuming that’s what this is. Like it tastes like you could add a pinch of salt to it and it could function as a broth. If there was anything redeeming about this tea though, it’s that you can definitely drink it without additions. I can’t even think of any additions that would redeem this tea, though. The oolong quest continues, despite my starting the journey on a less than pleasant sip. It’s now in my ever-expanding swap pile. i did lean over and invite myself to a sip of Mr. Keychange’s Fantasy Island, and that was lovely. But most of this cup went down the drain. If toasty tea is your thing, have at it. If you’re a fuss pot like me though, it’s just not going to happen.