Got this tea as a sample from LiquidProust. Brewed the whole 8.7g in my 100mL gaiwan. First couple steeps were pleasantly sweet a slightly grassy or vegetal flavor. Then some bitterness kicked in, and lasted about 3-4 steeps. Flavor became more like hay or straw and it still retained a sweetness in the aftertaste. Also got a few kind of spicy notes, perhaps like pepper. The remaining steeps tasted of sweet hay, like the last few but sans bitterness. The flavor dropped suddenly off a cliff after around 11 steeps, but I was able to coax another couple straw-like steeps out of this one, though they were significantly mouth-drying. Despite the fact I used over 8g of this one, the body was not particularly thick.
Since I used more tea than I normally use, I kept steep time down for a while before increasing slowly: 10s rinse, 10s, 12s, 15s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 30s, 35s, 40s, 45s – All had strong flavor with a nice yellowish (just a slight orange tint) liquor. 50s – Flavor dropped off, tea was noticeably lighter in color. 60s, 90s, 2m, 4m, 10m. Last 3 steeps were pretty much squeezing some bitter (but not altogether unpleasant) flavor out of these leaves.
Flavors: Drying, Hay, Pepper, Straw, Sweet