Had two steepings of this tonight.

My kitchen scale isn’t reading right so I’m not sure how many grams I used to steep this – enough so that it was strong but it still seemed a bit off somehow. Those apricot notes showed up only intermittently at different points in the sip, and then the astringence would take over.

The second steep was weaker but still good – just no apricot notes and a thinner mouthfeel. It was good, just not memorable.

In fact, this whole drinking experience tonight was like that – nothing really memorable.

Oh well, there’s always next time!

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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I have come to the point (as of October 2014) where quality in tea is more important than quantity. Especially because I’m a seasonal tea drinker where hot tea is concerned, and a SLOW one to boot. I generally don’t resteep only because I’d be here all day if I did, though I do break out a gaiwan from time to time.

I adore French teas in practically every iteration, Japanese Sencha (specifically from the Uji region, as they offer the most seaweed flavor), and Dan Cong oolongs. I am trying to focus on plain teas and so companies like Verdant, Upton, and Butiki are on my favorites list.

When it comes to tea, I feel like the 10th Doctor says it best:

“Tea! That’s all I needed! Good cup of tea! Super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannin, just the thing for healing the synapses. "


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