I wish my sample contained enough more than one session. Only two steeps in, but so far a very warm flavor, very smooth taste, definitely savory and buttery. Definitely needs a pause after each sip to truly appreciate it. The second steep is far superior to the first, once you learn how to drink it. I think this tea would benefit from gaiwan brewing, I feel like I’m cheating it brewing western style. I wasn’t initially impressed, but the more time I spend with this tea, the more I find myself enjoying it. I feel like these leaves have a lot left to offer, so I’ll update again with a rating once they’re spent.
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec