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This tea has a subtle malty aroma and I can see why it is called pine needle by the way the dry leaves are hard, thin, and pointy. It is malty and earthy but I am not getting much flavor out of this tea. It is bland with an astringent aftertaste. I wish I did not power through it and just made another cup of tea.

Flavors: Astringent, Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 g 5 OZ / 147 ML
TeaVivre

This tea is organic black tea, and when it compares to other Dian Hong, it’ll have a light taste. If you don’t mind, would you please let me know your brewing method on this tea?

A-House

4 grams of tea in 5 oz of water just below boiling. Rinse and three steepings of 1 min., 2 min., and 2 min. 30 sec. I combined the three steepings in one glass. It could have been too little tea, too high of a temperature, and/or to long of a steeping time, but it just didn’t turn out that well.

TeaVivre

If you try it next time, you can use 90℃ water to brew it with a little longer time for the second and third infusion. If you have a gaiwan, you can try it in this way:
5g tea,10s, 15s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s at 90℃.

Hope you’ll find a way to get its best flavor and wish you a nice weekend!

TeaVivre

@ A-House, I’ve tried this tea for several times recently. Here I think you can try this new brewing time to get a better result for this tea:
Teacup: 90℃, 5g, 3 – 5 mins
Gaiwan: 90℃, 110ml, 5g Tea, 20s,30s,40s,50s,70s,100s

If you have any feedback about it, please kindly let me know.

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TeaVivre

This tea is organic black tea, and when it compares to other Dian Hong, it’ll have a light taste. If you don’t mind, would you please let me know your brewing method on this tea?

A-House

4 grams of tea in 5 oz of water just below boiling. Rinse and three steepings of 1 min., 2 min., and 2 min. 30 sec. I combined the three steepings in one glass. It could have been too little tea, too high of a temperature, and/or to long of a steeping time, but it just didn’t turn out that well.

TeaVivre

If you try it next time, you can use 90℃ water to brew it with a little longer time for the second and third infusion. If you have a gaiwan, you can try it in this way:
5g tea,10s, 15s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s at 90℃.

Hope you’ll find a way to get its best flavor and wish you a nice weekend!

TeaVivre

@ A-House, I’ve tried this tea for several times recently. Here I think you can try this new brewing time to get a better result for this tea:
Teacup: 90℃, 5g, 3 – 5 mins
Gaiwan: 90℃, 110ml, 5g Tea, 20s,30s,40s,50s,70s,100s

If you have any feedback about it, please kindly let me know.

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