2 Tasting Notes
Tried it for the first time today, gong fu style. Used about 2 table spoons of tea for ~100ml of water and 80-87 Celsius water. I think I might have used too much tea or steeped it for too much (although I barely steeped it longer than 10s), but I didn’t manage to get a non-bitter brewing. However, the bitterness was not so bad and even enjoyable, not like when you oversteep a green tea. The smell was just immensely sweet and definitely not grassy. The aftertaste is dense and pleasantly bitter as well. Finally, a good thing about this tea is that I managed to get a lot of infusions with it.
I will try brewing it with less tea and colder water next time.
Picked up a small bag of fresh (Spring 2014) Yu Hua for a very fair price. It was my first time drinking Yu Hua, and to be fair, I liked the smell better than I liked the taste. It’s a solid green tea, in my opinion, very fruity. I did a plenty of short infusions, the 2-4th were my favourite and it died out on the 7th or 8th. The aftertaste is mellow and only slightly sweet.
Flavors: Grass, Stewed Fruits