Thought I’d play around with steeping parameters on this one today. I tried an even lower steeping temp and steep time. Even at 1 minute and 195 degree water, this puppy is a staunch cup…and that’s exactly what I like about it! It’s like the Irish Breakfast of the Chinese teas – it will wake you up but good (only it is delicious with no sugar and milk!). It still has a subdued tarry flavor, a good roundness, and dark sweetness. I like :) I am also hoping that this lower temp and shorter steep business will yield more delicious resteeps. I’ll let you know – as I plan to be drinking this allllllll day :)
Goes rather well with the little apple hand pies my coworker brought in for us too!
EDIT: 4 very flavorful steeps. Even the fourth steep was STRONG! Whenever I’m so tired I can hardly stand it, this is going to be my best friend tea!!! I think I’ll even try it 10 degrees cooler next time for more experimentation.