Finally getting around to trying this 5g sample I received what seems a lifetime ago. I found it near the back of my cabinet in a vacuum sealed container.
Upon opening, it had that lovely roasted oolong smell. As it was steeping, I got a very heavy cinnamon aroma which was interesting. Some of that flavor came through in the liquid. There is also a lighter roast flavor than I was expecting based on the scent of the leaves. Though, full disclosure, it is probably affected by my haphazard brewing method. I was putting away groceries and helping my toddler who fractured his toe a few days ago so my brew method was "pour hot water in kettle on top of leaves, smell while brewing, pour out some liquid after 20 seconds to sample, let brew another 15 or so seconds and then pour out liquid from leaves. Not super scientific but the tea tastes good enough, if not a bit weak.
Either way I’m happy to be enjoying a dark roast oolong today.
Flavors: Char, Cinnamon, Roasted, Vegetal