Using up the last 2 teaspoons worth from my 10g purchase. The dry tea leaves have a nice sweet aroma to them. Once brewed in the gaiwan, the wet leaf has a pleasant bright emerald colour (pic: http://i.imgur.com/yUdL2.jpg) to it. I’m really glad that I did this last batch in the gaiwan, it’s a great vessel for looking at the leaves. Plus it just works out better since I’m doing multiple short steeps today.
Throughout the 5 quick steeps, I’m really enjoying the floral, spicy, sweet, “oolong” flavours.
Not really sure why I didn’t enjoy the other brews I had of this. Liking it much more today. You know it’s not something I’d buy again, because it’s a treat ($20 for 10g). But I’m happy to have been able to purchase and experience it once.