Sipdown! Was craving pu’erh all day today, and now than I’m home, I’m feeling very satisfied.
Rinse: 200 mL hotish water for 10 seconds
Steep 1: 200 mL hot water, 2 minutes
Lots of fermented tea (pu’erh) for sure, but also sweet honeybush. Notes of cocoa, sweet honey, honeysuckle flowers, quite woody. No astringency of bitterness anywhere, but I find at the end of a sip of pu’erh it almost burns my sinuses and throat like chili or alcohol. I notice it with all of the varieties and flavours I have tried.
Steep 2: Very woody still, brew smells strongly of honeybush and rooibos. Slight flavour of Earth, but not mossy or dusty.
Wet leaf smells strongly of raw cocoa and honeybush. No fermentation smell, just a bit of Earthiness.
Flavors: Cocoa, Earth, Honey, Sweet, Wood