Final sipdown of this tea. I bought this a few weeks ago when my wife, friend, and I all traveled down to Columbus, on a mini road trip. I make a note of tea houses or cafes around the areas that I travel to because I can’t go a full day without having a cup of tea.
Anyway, I wasn’t overly impressed with this tea blend. I brewed this in both an Adagio Ingenuitea (16 oz) pot and in a gaiwan. I must say that Western style brewing is more effective with the tea. I was able to extract more flavor by steeping it at a full 3 minutes at 195F water, versus the rinsing/15-25 second steep times.
There were subtle notes of oranges and cream; while the oolong came out in the aftertaste. I think this tea would’ve been better as an iced sweet tea instead. I did like the oolong aftertaste, though.
Flavors: Cream, Orange