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6.5g / 220ml zhuni yixing
1m @ 80C
2m @ 80C
3m @ 85C

Wonderful yunnan. The typical honey flavour is heavy in the first cup. Malty with a bit of fruit and chocolate.
Since this tea looses flavour if leaf is allowed to cool down between steepings i did all 3 infusions in a row and poured first into a cup and two following into a pitcher. Worked nicely.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Asaf Mazar

How did you decide on these brewing parameters? I always wonder if to brew non-green teas at under boiling. seems like most sources say 95+ celcius for black, oolong, puerh

Dag Wedin

The people over at yunnan sourcing where i got the tea from recommends 85-90C
But by trial and error i´ve found i get slightly sweeter taste if i lower the temperature a little.

I guess they recommend a lower temperature since its a sensitive tea consisting of only buds.
However if brewed at 100C you´d be certain to end up with a buckload of caffeine :)

Dag Wedin

But keep in mind that if you let the leaf cool in between the 80C water you pour in for the second steeping could end up around 50-60C

Asaf Mazar

according this this source: http://www.hibiki-an.com/contents.php/cnID/3#101 theanine is extracted at low temp and has sweet taste. Perhaps you are getting a higher ratio of it by brewing at lower temp.

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Asaf Mazar

How did you decide on these brewing parameters? I always wonder if to brew non-green teas at under boiling. seems like most sources say 95+ celcius for black, oolong, puerh

Dag Wedin

The people over at yunnan sourcing where i got the tea from recommends 85-90C
But by trial and error i´ve found i get slightly sweeter taste if i lower the temperature a little.

I guess they recommend a lower temperature since its a sensitive tea consisting of only buds.
However if brewed at 100C you´d be certain to end up with a buckload of caffeine :)

Dag Wedin

But keep in mind that if you let the leaf cool in between the 80C water you pour in for the second steeping could end up around 50-60C

Asaf Mazar

according this this source: http://www.hibiki-an.com/contents.php/cnID/3#101 theanine is extracted at low temp and has sweet taste. Perhaps you are getting a higher ratio of it by brewing at lower temp.

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33yo from gothenburg, Sweden.

Recently discovered japanese black tea and are exploring as many as i can get my dirty teacraving pawn on :)

Ratings:

95+: Permanent residents of my cupboard, restock before they run out so i never have to go without!

90-94: Like the girlfriend that make sure to leave a toothbrush at your place, pretty much lives in the cupboard and i see to it i restock when im out.

80-89 : Good tea that i occasionaly restock.

70-79 : Decent tea that is enjoyable but only restock sometimes.

50-69 : Drinkable but sorry it was a one night stand, no more.

0-49 : Seriously, dont come near me ever again!

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