This tasting note is a small update on from my first review.I managed to brew 3 cups from those leaves and they where all equally good, with the second being the best cup i had from them all. That cup was not as robust then the first one, it was a bit more floral and more refreshing then the initial 6min steep. With the third cup being equal in taste i was a bit disappointed that i threw away the remaining leafs.
The rest off my sample i used for a sort of gong fu brewing, not real gong fu because i don’t own a gaiwan yet. But i made a serie’s of long shorter steeps and it was pretty amazing. The tea didn’t get as strong like in the first time i tried it but it just kept giving off great tasting cups all a little bit different in taste but with the same note’s i described before. Got about 5 or 6 short steeps from this experience all with steep times between 1 and 6min.
on a side note i keep comparing this to big red robe, but without the charcoal mouthfeel. tough it gives a dry mouth after drinking.