Somehow a couple of these samples got lost when I moved awhile back and I just recently found them. I don’t know that I’ve ever tried a Jin Jun Mei before and usually steep my teas western since I do not have a Gongfu setup. One thing that bothered me a little bit was the packaging nor the website has steeping information for this tea. So I did a little research and followed Verdant’s steeping recommendation. I loved how clear the information was for me since I often don’t have time to do a bunch of short steeps. I drank this while working on my final test for Criminal Justice.
1st Steep-18 seconds
2nd Steep-28 seconds
3rd Steep-38 seconds (this particular steep was my favorite and had a lovely flavor)
4th Steep-48 seconds
5th Steep-58 seconds (this steep had started to lose flavor)
6th Steep- 5 minutes
Overall I got 4 good steeps from this tea and the third steep was my favorite.
Flavors: Cocoa, Honey, Smoke