Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. This has to be one of the most unique Oolong teas I’ve encountered. From reading the description, one would think that this is, in fact, a black tea, but, as Shanti Tea has categorized it as an Oolong, that is what I’ll call it.
It has a lot of “black tea” characteristics in the flavor, too, although it is significantly lighter. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that I brewed this in my gaiwan using short steeps and a lower temp than what I’d use for a black tea. It has a lovely spiced undertone to it, and it is sweet, and earthy and warm and really quite enjoyable. I look forward to many infusions with this one.