This tea is a mixed bag for me. I didn’t taste any nutty flavor as other reviewers did. What I did taste was a buttery aftertaste with a very astringent flavor.
The astringency isn’t really pleasant, but it isn’t too bad either. It may turn some people off though. My wife definitely didn’t like it. It kind of reminds of the astringency of drinking a Darjeeling for example.
What is really odd is that the buttery taste seems to remind me of an orchid or green Oolong. Which is definitely good.
I’m torn between two flavors here….The astringency turns me off but the butteriness keeps me drinking.
I brewed this tea using the instructions. I brewed the first two infusions for two to three minutes at a temperature of around 175. I brewed the third time for 5 minutes with the same temperature.
I wouldn’t say I will never drink this tea again, but after this sample is done I definitely won’t buy anymore of this.
If you like the astringency of a black tea mixed with the buttery taste of a greener Oolong wrapped up in a green tea package this tea is for you.