I think this Tea is wonderfull on a gloomy rainey day like today, it just fits a peaceful mood doing nothing at all but sipping tea, lost in thought, listening to the sounds of the rain on your windows.
I bought this tea on Ebay. A terrible mistake. The tea was tasteless, with little woody fragrance which was gone after the first steep. It was a second Ten Ren tea I had an opportunity to try and I wish I had not. Their products are at best mediocre.
I can’t remember which grade of the Tung Ting I bought at TenRen at this time—I think one of the best—and today I infused it in bulk to fill my thermos for work. So this note does not reflect trying to get the absolute best from the tea, but of it’s service filling a very practical need. The leaves are dark, tightly rolled, and smell like the dark roast TGY that I used to drink all the time. It tastes a lot like that TGY too, dark earthy toasty, quite nice and mellow. Good stuff, but not terribly special.
I bought this tea at a tea shop in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and I absolutely love it. It’s one of my favorite teas. I steep the teabag in boiling water for 4-5 minutes. The taste isn’t too earthy, just very light and fresh.