Thank you ashmanra for another delicious tea!!!
I am home today to study for a test tonight – thought a gutsy, resteepable Yunnan would help with that task :) I made a big 16 oz pot to keep refilling all day!
My first infusion was strong and invigorating! That tangy chewy sweet Yunnan flavor I love. I didn’t taste a lot of pepper. As it cools, it got very slightly bitter. My home setup is just an olde kettle, so I can’t wait to take this into work and try it at a slightly lower water temp to see if it helps that initial little bit of bitterness.
My second infusion is just as richly colored as my first (wow!). It’s a little smoother and I can taste the earthy qualities a little stronger. It does still have some bitterness.
I’ll save the third for after lunch- will report back!
I liked it enough that I included a bag in the Harney & Sons order I just placed (I know I am not down to 40 teas. Shush! But I simply can’t live without Queen Catherine). It’s reasonably priced, and I am confident that a slightly lower temp will take this little bitter edge off.
EDIT: Making a 16 oz pot was too much! After two infusions at 16 oz of water each I’m so caffeinated it’s not even funny!! Note for the future: this is one strong tea, reminiscent of the Tiger! Proceed with caution (and a mere teaspoon of leaves!).