I’m in the mood for something in the green family today – must be the heat we are experiencing!
1st steep: very light and vegetal/asparagus. The tea is almost clear! I wonder if I could have used a slightly higher temperature? I’m going to stick with 175 for this whole cycle and see what happens, though. It’s very enjoyable in a virtuous way, and I think it would be good with food. I’m not getting any honey/apricot this steep (the reason I was attracted to this tea!).
2nd steep: (4 min) More color! A little sweeter, especially as it cools. The asparagus is still present, but morphing into something a bit grapey/musky. I now think 175 is an appropriate temperature. I definitely like this steep better, although I think I should have poured at 3:30 – slightest bit bitter.
3rd steep: (4 min again) Not bad. The second steep is the good one, though.
All in all, a solid green. My tastes prefer the naturally sweet greens and oolongs, but this is interesting and will have no trouble being drunk up ;) especially with a meal. I don’t think this is one I’d repurchase, though.