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!)


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I am a nurse, I love to do so many things: reading, card making, scrapbooking, photography, shopping, and of course drinking TEA!

I started drinking loose leaf tea in Dec. 2010 when I had a DavidsTea for the first time and have been obsessed ever since! My favourite is probably white tea, but I also love black and oolong. I also like a nice relaxing rooibos or herbal in the evening. On Sundays, I like to treat myself and make a tea latte. I am not the biggest fan of green tea.

My favourite flavours are nutty, chocolate, jasmine, tropical, fruity, earl grey.
My dislikes are floral (jasmine being the exception) and banana.

I am admittedly fairly generous in my rating scale. Most of my teas I rate at 90 and above, and would re-stock these teas.
Anything under 90 I probably wouldn’t re-stock unless I found a great price.


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