I bought this tea because of Mr Mopar’s description of it. It was all that he said. I found apricots and stonefruits early on that lasted throughout nine infusions. There was only a little bitterness in a few of the steeps, I think where I gave it a bit too much time. I over steeped it in the second infusion but it was quite forgiving. I brewed this nine times and could have brewed it at least twelve times. I am guessing that I would have had weak tea in a fifteenth infusion but I am too tead out top steep it a tenth time.
I brewed this 9 times in a 150ml gaiwan with 200 degree water and 6.5g leaf. I gave it a quick rinse and then a ten minute rest as Mr Mopar often does. I don’t know what effect this rest had on the tea but I was too impatient to give it more rest. I steeped it for 10 sec, 15 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min, 4 min, and 8 min. I added a small amount of sugar to this tea which intensified the stonefruit notes but tasted it without sugar too. It was sweet on its own, I simply prefer sheng with a little sugar.
while I did not put it down as a note, I am interested if others who have tried this would say it also has bitter melon notes as well as apricots and stonefruits.
Flavors: Apricot, Bitter, Stonefruit