First steep tasted amazing with notes of cinnamon, raisins, apple, spices and a deep, smooth black tea body.
Second steep was also nice with a much stronger black tea flavour.
And then like with Hime Hikari, the flavours get much weaker with the subsequent resteeps. The 5th hardly tasted like tea, and the 6th was just water with a hint of spice. Normally when it tastes that weak I begin to recognize the original water flavour, but not so this time. It might be due to the purion teapot, which would be nice since I use a brita filter with hard water and it doesn’t always taste great. ;)
I have to say that I wasn’t so crazy about this tea the first time I tried it, but the first short steep here was wonderful. When I long steep this one, it reminds me too much of Qimen black tea, which is a tea I’m not always interested in drinking. Anyway, this is quite an interesting tea and I’m happy to have tried it.
100ml purion teapot, 1 1/2 tsp, 6 steeps (30s, 30s, +15s)
edit: Please see my newer tasting note regarding short steeping this tea.