Tea #3 from Another Traveling Tea Box
What was left here was enough for about a 6 ounce cup and not enough for a gaiwan, but I love Ti Guan Yin, so I pretty much had to try it.
1st Steep (90 seconds)
This is one of those where the taste builds on your tongue as you work through the cup. It started out very light, delicately green tasting and by the bottom of the cup, I had something lightly roasty, with a lovely buttered asparagus flavor.
2nd Steep (2 min)
The second steep is less roasty and more green, with a lingering aftertaste. Definitely has a smoother, butterier feel and finish than the first.
I expected more from the 3rd and 4th steeps, and it was pretty much exhausted at 5.
I’m glad I got a chance to taste this, and it was a lovely ti quan yin, but I’m not sure if it’s worth the asking price point.