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I drink this Western but tonight I wanted to try it out with a gongfu session.

Disclaimer: This is only my second batch chrysanthemum buds/flowers to ever drink. But I feel positive about this. Pleasant. Clean. Relaxing.

Boiling 5 g 3 OZ / 88 ML

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While it is only a first impression, I’d say this tea is not very good. It started out with a taste of wet wood. It then got sour for several infusions, It got a little better in later infusions. There were some sweet notes but not many. There was a lot of fermentation flavor in the early steeps.

I brewed this eight times in a 170ml teapot with 9.1g leaf and boiling water. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, and 30 sec.

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 9 g 6 OZ / 170 ML

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Very dark and earthy flavor. Short to medium finish that is very, very top of the back of the throat mostly.

Second steep is really sharp almost black. Also a rich brown, coffee-like almost. Thick mouthfeel, yep almost black.

A weird bit of not really there sweetness.

It puts me in mind of a light espresso, really…

Flavors: Earth

2 g 2 OZ / 59 ML

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