I really want to like this one because it’s so pretty. Looking at the shape of the leaves and smelling the brew, I was expecting something between a jade oolong and gunpowder. I need to try the first steep again when I am not so sleepy, as I don’t quite remember it. The taste was good… not much of a surprise. Hardly worth $90/lb though (don’t worry, I only got $1.80 worth).
2nd and 3rd steeps went down easy and the astringency settled my slightly upset stomach, but I’m getting this salty aftertaste in the back of my throat after two small cups. Did I just drink some sea water? Pickle brine? Strange.