The second steeping (
4:00) has most of the notes and characteristics of the first steep, only fuller and more developed. The third steep (4:30) has a smooth, slightly buttery quality to it, and the floral notes are toned down several notches with a bit of a vegetale note starting to creep in.
The fourth steep (@5:15) is starting to taste a bit thin. The floral notes are mostly gone and oddly enough there isn’t really anything that seems to have taken their place. Some oolongs get that strongly vegetale taste after the first few steeps, but this doesn’t seem to have much of one (yet).
I usually get bored of a tea after the first two steeps or so but this one just encourages me to keep on going – so it must be doing something right! But I think it’s time to put this tea (and myself) to bed. :D