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2/3/2014 gaiwan all day tea 5g/small gaiwan/boiling or near water.

Lovely generous sample size – 25g! That gives me plenty of leeway to play with this tea in my wee gaiwan. Today was a straightforward ‘brew occasionally on and off through the day after rinsing once’. I’m on the sixth infusion, and I think I’ll still be drinking this tea tomorrow. I’m enjoying it tremendously.

The aroma of the dry leaf is non descript – the wet leaf is full of peach and dried fruit deepening to a peach schnapps and citrus aroma as the day goes on.

The liquor is a pellucid pale gold – a ‘summers first green is gold’ kind of color. In the mouth the first thing I taste is a kind of searing slightly smoky clear bitter, which captures the mouths full attention hard and fast and then does a neat kind of transformation into a dried peach leather tingly sweetness.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 2 OZ / 50 ML
AnnaEA

This tea did not like sitting overnight. Steep 9 this morning was a sad little shadow of yesterday’s brews.

mrmopar

8 steeps is pretty good though.

AnnaEA

True. I’m into this tea for a bing when my next YS order goes. Maybe two, one for current drinking, one for keeping awhile.

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AnnaEA

This tea did not like sitting overnight. Steep 9 this morning was a sad little shadow of yesterday’s brews.

mrmopar

8 steeps is pretty good though.

AnnaEA

True. I’m into this tea for a bing when my next YS order goes. Maybe two, one for current drinking, one for keeping awhile.

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