I would buy this again in a heartbeat
September 9, 2014
The tins are too small for my teaspoons. I have no idea how I'm supposed to get the tea out (especially the jasmine dragon pearls) without breaking them apart. I didn't think I'd need to pick up a special spoon just for making tea.
That being said, I did manage to get the tea out okay and it was delicious. So far I've only tried the jasmine dragon pearls and the wuyi oolong. Both were amazing.
The jasmine dragon pearls have a delicate sweet scent without being overpowering and too floral. Sadly I can't talk about the taste because I was making tea to share with someone. They picked the jasmine dragon pearls even though they normally don't like floral teas. So I panicked and added some fruit flavored tea to the mix to make their experience sharing tea with me more enjoyable instead of letting it shine on its own.
The wuyi oolong is everything I expect from a wuyi oolong. It's lightly sweet, smells smoky and earthy, and it was smooth and satisfying.
The colors of all of the uncooked tea leaves are a lot more attractive than they appear on the website.
Everything smells great, looks great, and I appreciate that there are steeping instructions printed on the box.