I was afraid my most recent order from Butiki was lost in the mail! This order contained the last remains of this tea, so when it arrived I had to try it immediately. This tea is very smooth yet toasty. Reading some other tasting notes by other users, they say it tastes too charcoal/smokey.. but I don’t feel the same way. I steeped this at the recommended 4 minutes (with 1.5tsp/4.5g of tea) and it turned out perfectly fine. The first thing I noticed after brewing a cup was the incredible smell… even after I’ve finished the cup I find myself wanting to go back and smell the roasty wet leaves! I’ve only had one cup of this, but my first impression is that it tastes like a roasted light butter. I was surprised when it was actually the buttery note that hit me first, followed by the main course of roasted/smoky oolong. There is also a hint of sweetness toward the end that seems to be more noticeable as the tea cools a bit. Great tea, a shame that there is no more of this tea available to order, but glad I was able to score the last bit of it =D
If anybody has tried this tea and can recommend other oolongs with similar taste-profiles, please let me know!