Oh, great oolong! The first steeping is a light gold-yellow, darkening a bit on the second steeping. (The retailer claims that this tea is good for at least ten steepings so I’ll keep going and see what other shades I end up with. g ) The taste is smooth but with hints of all sorts of things going on just beneath the surface. It leaves you with a very pleasant, very slightly peppery aftertaste. Loved this one!