2/5 (see my bio for more info on my new pared down scale)
Did a green tea cold-steep-athon this afternoon, it was this one, Verdant Laoshan Bilochun Green, and Butiki Grapefruit Dragon. The Verdant and Butiki were delicious (no surprise there) while this was a case of “blink and it gets bitter”—I know cold steeping greens can do that quickly, so I was careful to check every hour and it still happened. Oh well. Maybe with some syrup it will be salvageable; my husband’ll probably drink it, ha. I’m not too surprised though, as even when I purchased it it was more for the novelty of actually being in a city’s walk-in tea shop for once (!) and I wasn’t expecting much of anything, let alone for it to stand up to a taste test with the likes of Verdant and Butiki.
I will definitely try it hot at some point, soon hopefully, and maybe even cold steep one more time for a very very short period of time and see what I think then.