My pick for the sipdown prompt “an orange tea.” I purchased this in 2018 from Snake River Tea, a local-ish tea shop that has since closed. They sourced a lot of their teas from ITI, including this one.
I’ve always enjoyed this tea warm, but have been making it as a cold brew as of late (our weather is starting to finally look like summer). The base visibly looks a bit darker than I’m used to with “green” oolongs, and the flavor is more along the lines of roasted/nutty/earthy than floral/vegetal. It actually works really well with the ginger and orange flavors. Both of those flavors are quite nice, too… the orange flavoring doesn’t come off quite so artificial here, and has a nice pithiness to it. The ginger is gentle (and tasty!) rather than overly abrasive and spicy.
Makes a very refreshing and bright cold brew. I am going to enjoy working through my bag of this.
Flavors: Earth, Ginger, Mineral, Nutty, Orange, Orange Zest, Roasted, Smooth, Sweet