There are "light" and "dark" oolongs, and this one is one of the more heavily oxidized ones, making it dark and toasty. This tea is known as a rock oolong, which is also called "Big Red Robe" and is the signature tea of the Wuyi mountains in the Fujian province of China.
Rock oolongs are notable for their strong & sweet mineral taste. With very long twisted leaves as well as a peachy/apricot aroma, this particularly exquisite rock oolong was grown and processed on the farm of Mr. Tang Shuang Jiang who also grows and processes our Golden Buddha black tea.
One of the best rock oolongs we have ever had! It is sweet with honey and mineral notes, some dried fruit (apricot?), and overall mellow but not thin. Not harsh or astringent. Very drinkable. You can resteep the tea leaves several times, and the taste of the tea remains consistent for each mug.
Tasting Notes: Apricot, Mineral, light toasty note at finish
Steep: 1 Tbsp of tea for 10-12 oz water. Water temperature: 195. Steep for 3min. The tea leaves are good for 3 or 4 steepings -- when your mug is empty, reuse the tea leaves to make some more!
Sweetener: Not recommended
Approximately 20 Tbsp in a 2 ounce package.