Received as tea of the month club, labeled “Traditional Mao Xie”. Smells really good, a bit like caramel and very toasted smelling, with a hint of sesame. Very very good smelling.
First steep was 2:00 min at 200F with 5g of tea for 8 ounces. Smells like autumn leaves that have been caramelized with sugar. It tastes good, but is very underwhelming. I feel like it needs to be 4 times as strong. Next brew I’m going to do half the water and see how it changes. I do like it though.
Second brew increased flavor a bit, but it still seems to be a one note tea. It is still good though. Four brews in and still very good.
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Burnt Sugar, Caramel