This is a lovely sample from my TeaFF, MzPriss! Thanks, honeybelle!
Method: 8 g, 6 oz, 200 degrees, rinse-10-15, sheng yixing, Goldie
Aroma: sweet and fruity
Flavor: Well the first two steeps are kicking my ass a bit. This is an interesting mix of very pleasant flavors with a sharp bitterness. It has a nice astringent finish. Some sips taste quite mild, and some are like a kick in the shin.
Steeps 3 and 4 are calmer. I have a little sheng glow going and the apricot notes are coming through nicely. I’m starting to feel a little tea woozy. Yay!
This one is definitely a keeper and I think it will age nicely and the initial bitterness will soften up.