Tea provided by Teavivre for review
First steep had a nice honey-sweetness and a strong floral flavour.
The floral flavour became stronger with each steep, and the liquor also became increasingly astringent. By the fifth steep, the astringency became a bit distracting.
Ending on the sixth steep, there is still some flavour I tasted at the beginning, but the floral aroma and the astringency are off-putting to me.
Overall, it’s a very flavourful oolong with a nice price. I found it a bit too floral, but I know others find that flavour appealing. Not sure if I’d short steep this again, I’ll have to try the western method sometime to see if I like that better.
Steep parameters (as suggested by Teavivre)
85ml water in a gaiwan, sample (7g?), rinse and 6 steeps (25s, 25s, 30s, 60s, 70s, 80s)