Upon opening the bag, the smell reminded me of a fresh box of raisins with a hint of rose, in a nice way, even though I don’t care for raisins. First sip while still quite warm— I was expecting a bold fruit flavor with some sweetness— but this tea is TART. Perhaps I mishandled it, because it is tart in an unsweetened juice kind of way, and I don’t taste the oolong at all. Closer to room temperature, I can smell some oolong, but the tartness has increased. My mouth feels rougher in texture and I can feel the taughtness inside my jaw, a less pronounced version of what happens with sour citrus. Not a fan. Bummer.
Flavors: Plums, Rose, Tart