Thanks to Teavivre for this sample! Another that I stole from my wife. Broke in my new yixing with one of these little packets.
Brewed it gongfu style, starting with a five-second steep and then a few more seconds each steep. I actually lost track of how many steeps I did, but it was in the fifteen to twenty range.
Dry, the leaves are a very bright colour with a strong floral odour. Actually very visually pretty. Very verdant, with the bright greens and then the darker smoky leaves.
First steep: golden liquor, almost clear, but a strong floral flavour. Very crisp and clear.
Successive steeps: gradually a darker, more green colour. The floral taste faded a little with steeps into more of an earthy, vegetal flavour.
Overall, a very tasty ti guan yin. It was a relaxing cup of tea, perfect detox after eating way too much crap.