Been drinking this at work the past couple weeks. It’s definitely very subtle (though the leaves themselves smell sweet before infusing). My first two cups were disappointing, but i think that was just because i wasn’t used to such a subtle tea. Now i think i’m learning to appreciate a good cup of white.
This can definitely be infused for longer than the recommended 3 minutes, i usually do 5-6 even on the first infusion (and much closer to boiling than i would most whites), because it’s such a nice leaf it certainly does not get bitter. I’ve accidentally left this tea infusing for much too long and still found it only barely astringent.
After getting my palette accustomed to this tea, i’ve found that even Mutan (Bai Mu Dan) tastes vegetal. Give this leaf some time, and a few infusions, and you’ll see what i mean.