Sakuma farms manages the only tea plantation in the Pacific northwest, and so far as I can tell, the only tea plantation in the western half of north America. I was enthusiastic that I might be able to drink tea grown in my own region!
I like it, but I don’t love it. Sakuma Farm’s Oolong tea has a delightful, sweet flavor, almost syrupy. I miss the roasty or flavor that I usually look for in oolongs, but the flavor is very pleasant. Another comparison with other oolongs: I can usually steep oolong teas two or three times before losing flavor, but Sakuma’s oolong loses most of its flavor in the first steeping making an already expensive tea much more dear. Perhaps I got an odd batch, but it’s not my favorite tea.