What a really pleasant and relaxing tea. Anything rose takes me back to Poland for whatever reason, and I really smelled that here. Was looking for dill since that’s mentioned in in past years’ tasting notes, but tasted more cucumber and melon. Brewed gong fu style, good for many steepings. 15s + 5s at 85°C. Messed with the temperature a little bit, seems like a lower temperature (80-85°C) yielded a more floral taste while a higher one (85-96°C) made it taste more herbaceous, though this requires more sessions to confirm! Also, I used my gaiwan for the first time! Accidentally let some leaves through during a pour and scalded my finger but you know, I’ll learn.
Flavors: Cucumber, Floral, Herbs, Melon, Rose, Sweet