I saw a 2oz bag on sale for $1.75 and was like, well obviously I HAVE to buy that. I’m not 100% sure I’m reviewing the right tea here. The name matches my order, but the name on the bag is “QiLan Fired Oolong.” I can’t even find it on Teavana’s website so I think it’s been discontinued and I got it on clearance. But I am not getting anything like the flavors the other reviewers have described.
First steep: 3 min, 190 F. This actually tastes strongly like nori (seaweed used in sushi) to me. Very savory, not sweet at all. The leaves have started to unfurl on the long axis but not the short axis.
Second steep: 4 min, 190 F. Still savory, a little less nori, very smooth. The leaves have started to unfurl on the short axis.
Third steep: 5 min, 190 F. The leaves are fully open now. The taste is now light with more of an aftertaste.
Fourth steep: 6 min, 190 F. …yeah okay these leaves are done.