This tea has been discontinued for a while. But it was the first roasted oolong I ever tried, and I loved it from the very first sip. I heard it wasn’t very popular with Teavana’s customers, at least not where I live… I still remember the surprised look that one of their employees gave me, when I said it was one of my favorites! She was nice enough to give me a hint that it was about to be discontinued, so a few weeks later, I was able to grab a tin for 30% off.
I still have that tin in my cabinet, so I thought I’d try steeping it gongfu style. It was my first attempt at gongfu, but I enjoyed it. The shorter steeping times made for lighter, sweeter infusions. That said, this is still a very toasty oolong, which I love! Smoky roasted flavor, with notes of orchid and honey that become more prominent each time it’s steeped.
I really need to try more roasted oolongs! They’re one of my favorites, and perfect for fall.