Finally got to try it! Yay! And I got it really fast. I can officially recommend August Uncommon Tea as a company. I’ve never had better customer service. And they included a tea scoop which makes measuring leaves out so much easier.
Onward to the tea. About 2-3 grams in 2-3 ounces. I could have done it Gong Fu with more leaves, but I turned it into western for strength.
Orchid. And toasty. Overall pleasant. More time needed.
Two and a half minutes later.
Chocolate orchid dominant, which is something that is hard to describe. It does taste exactly like that flower. Again, that is a distant reference. Still more toastiness and a little bit of the coconut talked about.
5 minutes second/third steep.
Toasted coconut and mild orchid. On the borders of being similar to an almond joy, but not nearly as sweet or chocolaty.
10 minutes, fourth steep.
Toasted coconut and chocolate orchid.
This tea could actually go on.
Anyway, I agree with Sil and it is a fairly typical roasted oolong that is not quite green and not quite dark. Yet I can say it’s one of the better examples of a roasted oolong. If I had more disposable income, I might get the full 100 grams of this because its so calming and pleasant. Really an everyday tea. As for the petrichor, I can definitely understand the comparison and would drink this on a rainy day, too. Chocolate orchid and toasted coconut are the two best ways to describe this tea really. But I do have teas that are similar to this. It actually tastes exactly the base of Tea Spot’s Coconut Cabana which is by no means a bad thing. I actually appreciate the purity this one has. I can now say I feel a little accomplished after drinking this tea.
Flavors: Coconut, Orchid, Toast