The tea smells delicious, very fruity and sweet!
Steep 1: 1 tsp leaves, 200 mL water, 174 deg F/80 deg C water 1.5 minutes to produce a light yellow liquid.
Very light, fruity, I don’t think I’d call it distinctly apricot, more like light yellow stone fruits (peach/apricot/yellow plum). Slightly creamy, artificial vanilla? that might be because it is stored with a bunch of other samples and took on the smells of other teas. Slightly sweet.
Steep 2: 2 minutes
The oolong has opened up now, and I can taste a fantastically fruity and floral jade oolong. I wouldn’t call it vegetal, exactly. But definitely a jade oolong. Stronger fruit flavour and less vanilla, but still slightly creamy. This tea is wonderfully smooth. The tea actually smells like apricot jam and butter.
Steep 3: 2 minutes
I wasn’t even going to do another steep, but the jade oolong base is delightful. Very fragrant, smells of orchid. Taste is more similar to tulips and a flower shop. I actually like this tea better now that the cream and apricot are much lighter.
Flavors: Apricot, Candy, Floral, Flowers, Fruity, Orchid, Peach, Smooth, Stonefruits, Sweet