Breaking in my new unglazed pot from TaiwanTeaCrafts while trying this sample. Very excited to have gotten my hands on this pot!
Had a rinse then rested for ~5 minutes. 1st steep is sweet and bright. Citrus, iodine, licking a rock. 2nd and 3rd steeps have rising astringency but I can still taste through it. 4th is getting pretty robust and full. Astringency is there but it’s also sweet. 5th+ was all pretty similar, it did not develop a ton. Astringency kept going down slowly. Flavor was pretty consistent.
Compared to the 2014, this was a bit easier to brew and drink. Tamer I guess would be the word? I liked it more. Awesome for the price, will be ordering a cake.
205 °F / 96 °C 7 g 3 OZ / 80 ML