So I am finally trying my new Yixing with this tea! I seasoned it with this tea on Thursday, and today was my day to play with it :) I’m thinking I will actually brew this and the Shui Xian Wuyi in it to see how the flavors build over time.
Anyways, here is my first Yixing attempt. I used the remainder of my sample pack of this tea (another 1 oz on the way!) so it was about 3 grams or so I would guess, I’ve been skimping a bit as I tried it a few weeks back and then I wanted to save it for my teapot! So it might be a bit underleafed. I did two rinses and poured the tea over the cups and the pot as well. It smelled absolutely amazing rinsing it mmmmm sweet honey and fruitness and wood!!
I then poured water in and after pouring steeped for around 4-5 seconds. The first steeping I gave to my boyfriend haha, so I just went over and snagged a sip. THIS IS WONDERFUL!! The flavor is just as lovely as last time, but even more RICH and FULL it seems! Sweet aftertaste with a lovely roasty oolong flavor, juicy and full of life! The second cup (mine) I did for the same amount of time, and it is a bit muted in comparison, but still delicious, almost a more rounded taste. I will continue to get as many steeps out of this as I can today, and I’ll try increasing by a few seconds as I go along! Time to continue my adventure! I’m loving this!
ETA: Steeping 3 becomes citrus, grapefruit and toastiness all around. The sweetness becomes a bit of a fire at the end, but it’s mostly juicy and exciting! The 4th one, the sweetness has returned a bit! Ah I love when this happens with tea, different flavors all over the place but they all go together so well. Upping rating on this tea due to pure and utter enjoyment :D