First of all, I was surprised when I opened up this bag and found long leaves that resembled black tea. It wasn’t rolled like I was expecting like other oolongs.
The brewed tea is a nice light yellow and smells like honey.
I did a quick rinse and did 8 steepings at 2seconds, then 8 steepings at 4seconds.
The most prominent note for me is sandalwood. There is some honey notes in the beginning. The tea then changes to more of a citrus note, especially grapefruit, since it is slightly sour tasting.
This isn’t my favourite offering from Verdant but I certainly wouldn’t turn down a cuppa (or 2!)