Happy Chinese New Year! This is a backlog. I got this one with the Song Zhong sampler because it had the flavors I liked, and my birth year is the year of the pig, so I had to celebrate. If I were to guess the oolong, I might think Tie Guan Yin or a Chinese varietal. I could be totally wrong.
The tea itself is very refreshing and approachable. Like the description says, the tea is fairly aromatic, but not overly so. Lemon and a hint of the ginger mingle amongst soft florals. Brewing it up semi gong fu at 35 seconds, the tea has some light viscosity, and begins with lemon, rises up in accent with ginger, and finishes off with something like honey, or as the company described it, maybe lychee. The next two brews, the ginger was a little more prominent with the lychee. The final one steeped long and retained some flavor, although it was thinning a little bit.
The tea overall did not become too tart, bitter, or astringent. I could overbrew it by accident with too many leaves, but it’s a fairly resilient blend. This one would not be bad in sachet form to be honest. This is for those who like citrusy and fruity teas that are not too strong.