Amount: 2 heaping scoops (i didn’t want to use all 3 in case i messed it up)
Water: filtered boiling 1 teapot, set to cool a few moments until it was around 195
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet baking coconut
Steeped Tea Smell: baking coconut (not like fresh coconut milk), grassy, vegetal (like some kind of buttered stewed leaves), maybe even a little nutty
Flavor: watery vegetal, again like buttered stewed leaves, very silky smooth mouth feel though
Aftertaste: coconut, sweet
Liquor: nearly clear, yellow-brown
This was a gift from SoccorMom!
I have never had a Pouchong before. Pouchong – Wikipedia suggested following the directions for Oolong tea.
The tea was very natural tasting, not like two distinct flavors (tea, coconut) being put together, but one flavor that was both tea and coconut.
The vegetal that I dislike in greens was not a negative thing, it was more a nice cooked side dish of greens doused in butter and silky smooth.
The steeped leaves unfurled into beautiful green full leaves! I could swear they were just picked.
I am glad I got to try this as it was good and different, but not a favorite that I would stock up on, but I certainly wouldn’t mind having it again.
I never even knew there was such thing as Pouchong before, and I think I preferr this to green now that I know it exists!
Post-Steep Additives: none