Prep: 60 or 100cc gaiwan, 5g, boiling water, at first 5s steeps, increasing to chase flavor
Sessions with this tea: 5
Taste: Some good roast flavor at first which then backs off, some dry cacao which is not as in your face as other teas, very smooth overall. The tea shines through after the roast backs off, slightly floral for the shui xian spectrum but not too sweet.
Body: Medium thickness to the mouthfeel, good mineral strength. Moderate energy, sits in my neck and upper chest.
Overall enjoyable tea and I’m looking forward to more of Tea Yuan’s offerings. This is in the middle of the shui xian spectrum for me. There are much sweeter and more fragrant versions out there, and there are also much drier and roastier. I don’t tend to like the extreme ends of the spectrum, so this tea is in a happy middle ground.