This roasty-toasty oolong reminds me a great deal of Hojicha. With hints of floral notes such as lilac in the aroma and flavors reminiscent of roasted leeks or bok choy in the brewed broth I’d say this tea is worth the $25.99 for 4oz.
The tightly rolled balls have some stems in, with leaves approaching an interested redish or purplish hue depending upon the light.
I would easily rate this an everyday tea if it weren’t for the price.
Fans of Hojicha will find this very enjoyable and a nice break from their usual palate pleaser.