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Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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This is just a good all-around chai. I especially like it with a tiny bit of brown sugar and steamed milk. Very comforting and pleasant.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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I picked this up a couple years ago and it unfortunately landed itself in the back of my tea cupboard. Today I finally dug it out and decided to try it. This is an amazing spring tea – very floral and fruity and just reminds me of sunshine. There’s a few grassy notes as well, which is a huge reason I love oolongs.

I brewed this western style because I haven’t perfected my gong fu technique yet.

Edited to add: This tea keeps going and going. I got 6 infusions out of the first scoop of leaves! I haven’t gotten as many out of the second scoop because I left the leaves for a couple days before continuing the infusions.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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Second Review:
After trying this gong fu style and not being blown away by it, I tried this again, western style. Much more to my taste. Brewed it 2:30 at 180 degrees. Almost a buttery mouthfeel, light grassy notes with floral overtones. Delicious.

First Review:
I’m using this tea to try gong fu style for the first time. All steeps at 205 degrees with 3.5 grams of tea and ~4-6 ounces of water.

1st (30 seconds): Light-bodied with floral notes.
2nd (45 seconds): Still light-bodied but with more vegetable overtones. Just barely sweet. Almost silky in my mouth.
3rd (60 seconds): The liquor has a more intense color, which I find more aesthetically pleasing than the pale liquors. The aroma is stronger and more grassy. The flavor is more grassy and full-bodied. Of the three so far, I like this one best. It’s just a more satisfying cup of tea.
4th (75 seconds): The liquor is about the same as the 3rd steeping, and the aroma is similar to the 3rd but a bit weaker. Flavor is a bit weaker than the 3rd.

Conclusion: The third steeping was by far the best. I should either tweak my gong fu style, or stick with western style.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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