Ok, moving on to the next tea, this already makes me want the subscription. Since it’ll cost me about half a day of work per month I may have to go for it once I actually do get paid…eee.
So with this sample I just decided to use it all and make an 7-8 oz cup with it.
This is like my third or fourth sheng and I don’t like them as much as shu so we’ll see how this one goes.
It really tastes like olive oil, minus the weird texture there would be from consuming ounces of olive oil. I’ve only had one decent olive oil ever and it wasn’t even this green tasting…of course most of those are too much money for my tastes. I definitely taste the holy basil too. It’s not spicy but more herbal.
Third steep was getting into that hard astringency I don’t like with sheng.
Fourth steep…I can’t drink this. That astringency has become stronger and SHARP.
One day I’ll get there. But once I hit this point I just can’t bring myself to keep steeping and see if it moves past that.