I was expecting Magnolia Oolong to be similar to Jasmine-scented oolong, that is, a medium-grade, medium-oxidation oolong infused with flower petals. I’m not sure that this Harney & Sons is that, but there is a floral scent off the surface of the liquor.
The dried tea is dark and twisted rather than gnarled and green, so this is pretty clearly a medium to high oxidation oolong. The flavor is slightly smoky. To be honest, I was struggling to find magnolia, which is a scent very familiar (and beloved!) to me from perfume.
I also do not find the flavor to be very light, despite the company’s characterization of this Feng Huang mountain oolong in that way. I like it, but do not recommend it as specifically magnolia-esque. It is a less green, somewhat smoky oolong to me.