It’s such a shame this was a limited edition. Visually, it’s very pretty. It has little pink flowers. Dry, it has that sweet vegetal smell green oolongs so often do. In steam, it opens up to something more robust, but still leafy. It is a weird buttercup yellow, but other than that, a nice cup. It tastes like a green to my tongue, specifically gunpowder, due to the lychee sweetening it up. There is only a distinct lychee note after the tea has faded from the tongue; it’s otherwise a pure, honey-like sweetness, in the liquor and in the steam. The ginger is not terribly assertive. It makes the brew slightly spicy, enough to make it less one-note but not enough to really shout ‘ginger.’ I normally am big on ginger but given how delicate the lychee flavor is, I am glad it’s balanced to favor the lychee. The flavor profile would make a ridiculously nice spicy oriental perfume. Its only downside is that it is not particularly grand on the resteep; the lychee does not return.
Flavors: Citrus, Ginger, Honey, Lychee, Vegetal