The sachet smells very fruity-floral with a tangy vitamin-type peach and marzipan. The aroma smells like vanilla-white peach, very sweet, mixed with a buttery vegetal tone and some almond and paper.
Taste is rather papery? and toasty? and buttery vegetal but without the mouthfeel of butter. Sliced raw almond with its woody skin. It’s still fruity but much less pronounced compared to the aroma, not exactly sweet, more tangy. Hint of cherry blossom when swished. The mouthfeel makes me think of stuffing a small, crumpled ball of tissue paper in my mouth. Drying with a scratchy throatfeel. I like the second steep better — it has a hint of citrus. Didn’t pick up on the rose essential oil. Is the base oolong a tieguanyin? I didn’t bother digging through the spent leaf.
Overall, it’s fine and has a fault with the mouthfeel even though it was steeped according to directions. I like the flavors, though, and I’d gladly have another cup.
Flavors: Almond, Butter, Cherry Blossom, Citrus, Drying, Floral, Fruity, Marzipan, Paper, Peach, Tangy, Toasty, Vanilla, Vegetal, Wood