Thank you Angel at Teavivre for this sample.
I like the new tables that show both Western and Chinese brewing information on the Teavivre website.
I bought an 8oz Gongfu teapot from Teavivre last year so for the sake of this review I shall use the suggested 3oz (or guess the equivalent as best I can).
Tea – 7g (one small silver foil bag)
Water Temperature – 100℃
7 steeps : rinse,25s,35s,45s,55s,65s,75s,85s
The tea itself consists of dark green and light green leaves that make up small to medium sized balls and squiggles.
They have a sweet lily, orchid and mineral green scent.
Throughout the steeps –
It starts with a thick but sweet lily fragrance. Tea tastes subtle, sweet, mineral green and floral with vegetal elements. Perhaps slightly buttery and perfumed in the after taste.
It gradually becomes rather dry and less sweet. The lily is still very thick. The vegetal tone becomes more distinguished and fresh broccoli like.
Eventually around the fifth steep it tones down a lot in flavour and becomes as mellow as the first steep. It still has lily characteristics and vegetal tones but it’s also much dryer than previously.
Overall – It’s a very floral Oolong which has light and medium strengths/highlights throughout. No bitterness was present. I enjoyed this, would consider purchasing some in the future.