Way better in less time. 5-6 ounces of water with a smaller portion of leaves. I eyeballed the leaves and there were eleven balls at most, maybe less at eight. The ten second rinse was really sweet: it had the cream brulee note that a lot of ginseng oolongs are described to have. I got it again in the first steep at about 15 seconds. I steeped it again for near 20, then 30, then 45, 1 minute, two minutes. Midway, I get some herbs and woodsiness, and later I’m getting more of a peach note typical of a greener oolong. I enjoy this one more now despite my rating being but one point higher than the previous note. I will drink this one more often then before, but I think it’s more of an afternoon or morning tea. Still a great pre-workout.
Flavors: Cream, Herbs, Nuts, Pastries, Peach, Wood