I am the lucky who got the rest of derk’s pouch from White Antlers. Thank you both again!
Certainly I got cocoa from dry leaves. Raisins! Peanuts in chocolate? Amazing smell. I can smell it all day!
Decided to brew as on label. The rest, which was 3.5 gram I just steeped for 3 minutes in 212°F water, though in 10 oz (300 ml). I will do second with 5 minutes for sure, maybe third with 8 minutes as suggested here in description.
The brewed tea smells very chocolately and I love that somehow today. Sip brought me mouthcoating experinece. With flavours: sweet potato, leather, baked bread, peanuts and cocoa and bit malty.
Now I am sad I haven’t tried this tea gong-fu. Is it a big mistake?
The mouthfeel is bit grainy, though I don’t mind it at all. It is part of the experience.
The aroma is pretty much same as first; though it’s more to baked bread. Honey notes.
It’s equally great as first. Even in taste it’s more bready, not so mouthcoating. But still great. It’s so great I am drinking and almost gulping the tea while still very, very hot.
I would like more! To play with it gong-fu, or grandpa, or even more western steeps.
Flavors: Bread, Chocolate, Cocoa, Honey, Leather, Malt, Peanut, Raisins, Sweet Potatoes