Owes its flavors to oxidation levels between green & black tea.
Does Jing's generally take a long time to ship? I ordered on the 12th and still haven't gotten the box yet. I know that overseas shipping takes time but it seems like it's been kind of a long time. I requested a tracking number but haven't heard back yet.
My experience with Jing in the past was that they shipped quickly but the mail system takes seemingly forever. I should add that I never paid extra to have the type of shipping that provides a tracking number, but I generally didn't receive my order in less than 3 week, on the east coast of the US. I placed an order recently with Tea Urchin, which was sent airmail and did provide a tracking number, and I can't even find it in the system now. When the package shows up it feels like a gift, since I've forgotten making the purchase.
shipping from China is the worst. Maybe EMS is the only 'fast' way. I ordered 2 different products from 2 different vendors on 13 June. Still waiting for both, and Thailand is a lot closer than USA.
Package arrived today! I must say, this tea is way different than I thought it would be. The spices present in the last roasted tea I had are completely absent here, which I assume can be expected from an aged tea. It's very mellow and sweet on the finish, kind of reminds me of a bock back when I used to drink alcohol. I think I prefer the bold flavors of an unaged tea, but this is still really good. They also threw in a 7 g sample of some red tea which should be interesting.
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This just arrived today and it's fantastic. It really caught me by surprise, maybe because the last couple of things I've gotten have felt rather underwhelming. I need more of this, maybe even something darker just to see what happens if I continue down the path of roasted oolongs.