I’ve no clue how old this is because somehow I never made a note (I’ve had more than one bag across time). I think this is a reblend (so not from 2015 :P). This particular sample size sat sealed with me for quite a while now – waiting for a special day when I get over my hoarding (the sun is out and today is that day).
I find some green oolong and jasmine have a banana note and this tea capitalizes on that to create a more vivid floral-banana (slightly under-ripe) with a hint of cream. The tea is not the freshest anymore (slight funkiness), but it’s still lovely and satisfying my banana cravings. Subsequent steeps smooth out this tea’s weird bit while still remaining incredibly flavourful – maybe it was just the oolong complaining about the “first steep without a rinse.”
Steep Count: 4
EDIT – looking at past invoices, I see I picked this up around May 2021 (this year lol)! It was likely a batch from the 2020 Christmas reblend, so it’s not that old. Time flies.
Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Grass, Vegetal, Violet