Free sample tacked on to last order. <3
Dry leaves: a bit smaller that my other oolongs, dark brown and tan with leaves and stems, pleasantly rich and sweet aroma, like a well-loved cabin, subtle fruity notes.
Liquor: orange brown brew, mellowed from dry scent+touch of earth, touch of pipe tobacco. Moderately astringent, woodsy/musty overtones, faintly sweet. I think I will steep a bit longer (20-30 seconds longer)next time. As it cools it becomes richer and smoother.
A pretty nice dark oolong, could definitely see myself drinking this again, especially on a fall afternoon.
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec