Brewed Gongfu style.

Flavors and aromas in order of appearance: pea sprouts, butter, gardenia (very predominant and lasting in the nose), slight hints of saffron, cream, fresh grass, mild astringency and increasing florality after 2nd infusion. General evolution from creamy to vegetal.

I followed Verdant’s gong fu recommendations, but using only 5g reduced the water to 4oz (instead of 7g, 7 oz). Steeps of 10 seconds increasing by 2 seconds per infusion.

This is a very drinkable tea, mild, the infusions evolve but not dramatically. The gardenia in the nose is very predominant. Good if you like light cream with floral flavors.

This tea is too floral for my everyday drinking, but it has an interesting and at times delightful flavor profile.

Flavors: Butter, Cream, Saffron, Vegetal

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 tsp 150 OZ / 4436 ML

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