I tried this tea several ways, trying to unlock its secrets. Long steep-lower temps(1min+, 185F), boiling short-steeps(30 seconds), varying quantities of water. I literally have tried everything. None of the attempts jumped out as enjoyable for me. The Barley flavour is overpowering for about 3 steeps (plus rinse). At that point the caramel or raison sweetness start to present itself, with the barley still lingering. The aroma of hay/barley persists up to the fifth steep easily. This might be more suitable for dark-roast or coffee lovers, but for my money, I’d rather spend the few extra dollars and get Samovar’s Monkey Picked, which tends to evolve better with every steep. In Wuyi’s case, its just the same for one too many steeps for me.
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