1 heaping tbsp for 16oz
I think this tea has something in common with Butiki’s Taiwanese Wild Mountain Black and Mi Xian. There is some kind of common thread, but someone with a more sophisticated palate has to describe what that is. ;)
It has a complex flavor with a lot of sweetness. It was a bit astringent to me after a few sips, so I tried something Stacy suggested which was adding a bit more hot water. That got rid of the astringency but also watered it down a bit much. Next time I’ll try a touch of sugar instead. I think that little hint of astringency is probably inherent in this tea and something most people would like!
Very delicious tea, though. The leaves are an amazing sight to behold too, both dry and wet.