2018 v93
two 15 second rinses
let sit with lid on for 10 minutes
dry leaves smelled lightly of peat
wet leaves smell stewed fruits and a hint of baked bread and peat
lid smells like caramelized sugar slight mint and very very light earth
tea liquor smells like peat and brown sugar maybe slight fruitness

first steeping :45 sec
light peatyness and a hint of stewed fruit very lightly bitter maybe just
a hint of sweetness on the tongue a little earthy slight dark chocolate taste on the back
of the tongue

second steeping: 30 sec
lighter flavor but more viscous the peatiness is there
the dark chocolates number comes in stronger with a sweetness that
sticks to the teeth more of the damp earth notes are coming through in the back ground
maybe slightly woody. leaves a thick feeling on the tongue. huigan is nice slight wet hay

third steeping: 1:00 minute
the peat note come through up front in this steeping followed by the chocolate notes
there is a stoney note here. like licking a rock. maybe thats minerality
the earthiness comes and goes in this steeping. it is fleeting sometimes and comes
back. the hui gan is light and sticks to the teeth almost tastes exactly like honey

fourth steeping: 1:30
the earth and stone flavors take over here no peaty note
sour bakers chocolate note on the tail end of the tea
aver slight hint of a metal note. not unpleasant huigan on the sides
of the teeth

fifth steeping: 2:00
color of tea liquor is starting to lighten at this point the earth and wood take over
at this point with a slight metallic note on the back end. very lightly though
slight nuttiness with a somewhat hay like after taste

sixth steep 2:30
tea is spent at this time the chocolate note is predominant at this time
the sweetness really comes through at this point generic shou taste at the end
doesnt really feel as thick this time nothing much else to say

would i recommend this tea?: yes if you keep it well hydrated and maybe age it a little in a pumidor

Flavors: Bread, Earth, Mineral, Nutty, Peat, Stewed Fruits, Wood

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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