The dry leaf has an amazingly flora aroma to it but with a slight bite to it. It’s an enjoyable tea to watch, and after only one infusion the leaves begin to expand nicely and it photographs well. It’s especially nice to see the red-edged leaves around the where they have been bruised in the processing.

The brew itself is floral and sweet as a light oolong should be. I like to bring this tea to work or school, put a small pinch of leaves in a cup, and infuse with hot water from a thermos. This tea doesn’t go bitter easily and is a good one to brew on the go.

I would recommend this tea to anyone who loves light oolongs and wants to try something unique. Being from New Zealand, this tea is quite the black sheep… but a tasty one at that.


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