1 Tasting Note
First experience with a Purple Tea.
I used 5 grams, in a just under 100ml Gaiwan. I gave it two quick rinses, and drank from the 3rd steeping on. I got a very subtle menthol note; almost like a good Red Jade from Taiwan. Beyond that, it was sweet and robust in flavor; but never strayed into the territory of being overpowering. All in all, a good first experience with a Purple tea. Next session with this tea, I’m going to kick it up to 5.5 grams. Needs just a bit more “oomph”.
1st steeping: 30 Seconds
2nd-4th, added ten seconds each time.
5th-7th, added 20 seconds each time. Kicked temp up to 200F
8th-10th, added 40 seconds. On the 9th session, I kicked the temp up to 212F
10-12, added 1 minute.
End of session.
Flavors: Dried Fruit, Earth, Menthol, Mineral, Tart