Thanks to Ellen for the sample. This is a uniquely fun oolong. Between the description from Zhi and watching the leaves slowly unfurl in my glass teapot, this tea is as much an epic as a drink. The flavors are surprisingly happy and fruity, peach and white grape dominate the first two steeps, then it thins and lets a buttery, lemony caramel become the primary taste. I could feel myself perk up with the first sip and unwind with the leaves and smokey caramel. Exactly what I needed on a day of perpetual gloom.
The complex and distinct flavors and shape make this a real work of art. I have to look up what else it’s artist has crafted.
Organic and Fair Trade. Arjuna, the name of a great warrior in Hindu mythology, the ‘Peerless Archer’, is the inspiration behind this one-of-a-kind tea. Visually stunning – hand-twisted into 1-2 inch ‘arrows’ of green, cinnamon-colored, and white leaf. The infusion releases a light gold liquor with a rich caramel body. Simply outstanding and luscious. Another phenomenal designer tea from Idulgashinna, a pioneer of organic tea gardens and world-class teas. Multiple infusions reveal a sophisticated depth of character. A really unique organic oolong tea.