Before I start I should note that I prepared this without a variable temperature kettle because I brought this to work. So, it may have been steeped incorrectly. It wasn’t the smartest choice for work tea, but at least I remembered tea. I did not remember food.
This oolong is much lighter and greener than I apparently prefer my oolongs. In all fairness, the employee at The Northern Lights Tea Company told me this would be too green for me based on what I told her about my preferences and she was right. Props to TNLTC for having a very knowledgeable and friendly employee. I don’t know why I didn’t listen to her. This tea just sounded cool.
There’s a little bit of that characteristic oolong flavor (that I love so much) to start out, but that is followed up by grassy notes with an almost green been flavor behind them. The sip finishes with a slight astringency, but it’s not too bad at all. This oolong is more like a green tea cross dressing as an oolong. Not my favorite, but if you prefer greener oolongs I think it’d be quite nice. I won’t rate it since I’m the first reviewer and it’s not really to my taste.
Flavors: Grass, Green Beans