2 Tasting Notes
I got this in the vintage sample pack from Bana. I’ve now had two session with it. The tea can get a bitter edge if over steeped, but once you pull back it is very nice. I tend to like strong flavors so I seem to push right up to that edge.
I found 4.3 grams with about 3oz of water made the better steeps, but keep the first few steeps short 20 secs or shorter. The color is a nice clear orange/peach and darkens to redder tint about the 3rd infusion. It lingers on the tongue, with a hint of astringency still. The taste is woody musk.
The aroma is a fairly mild fruity musk early but then fades quickly.
I’m a Newbie so… take it for what it’s worth..
So far I’ve used this tea twice. One session with 4 grams, one with 7. Both with about 150 ml water at boiling with steep times ranging from 20sec to several minutes.
I did prefer the 7gram session, both produce a nice golden/honey peach tone to start. The taste was fairly constant across the steeps, mild astringency, a pleasant mouth and throat feel.
Over all this tea is fair in my opinion, I prefer stronger character.