When I first experienced this tea two years ago, it was a real winner in my book. I placed my review under the 2016 harvest, but it was actually the Spring 2015 harvest. I aged some of this for a couple of years, and it remains one of my favorites. I think this hybrid tea is practically unknown to most people, but you are truly missing out if you have not tried this tea and enjoy lighter oolongs with fruity notes. The tea character did not really change in the short two years I have aged it. It still produces the same notes and aroma that I noted in the 2016 review. I kept it in the same foil pack that it was shipped in my tea closet. This continues to be one of my all time favorite oolongs from Yunnan Sourcing. I am awaiting a shipment of the Spring 2016 harvest, and it will be interesting to compare the two. I suspect they will be very similar. Since YS does not have a more recent harvest, I assume this was not a big seller for them. What a shame. It’s a great tea. I can only find one negative with the tea, and it really isn’t a negative but more a characteristic of most oolongs. Even with fast brewing cycles, it won’t go for many steeps. After 4 steeps, I’m ready to call it done. Highly recommend this tea if you have a sweet tooth, or if you’re an oolong lover and want something different.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Fruity, Lychee, White Grapes