first time I tried this tea was in a TaeTea shop in Beijing. I sat down with the shop keeper and had maybe 8 brews or so. Very easy and warming on the body and adds a sense of contentment. This is my mid day tea. I steep for around 20 seconds to start- similarly to how the shop keeper prepared it. The tea is almost syrupy even at such a short steep. It coats the mouth and there is a mild numbing the way Sichuan peppercorn’s numb, but gentler.
6 Tasting Notes
For the amount of scenting Ten Ren claims for this tea, the scent is incredibly mild- negligibly so. It is also a very flat green tea. Today we are using what we have left of it to make a green tea lemonade with honey.
This tea has a nice round upfront flavor and a very mild aftertaste.