Thanks to Fong Mong for this sample.

I started this one by heating the yixing and giving the tea leaves a quick rinse. I picked up an aroma of spice, floral and fruit. There is also a slightly honey aroma in there as well. After giving it a quick rinse it was time to proceed with the steepings.

First steeping is rather pale golden straw color liquor. Giving it a quick sip, I got a slightly stronger spice aroma and taste, more anise and cinamon now. I also got some peach and stonefruit, as well as floral taste I cant quite put my finger on. Also its quite sweet with a nice honey aftertaste.

Second steep the liquor got slightly darker as well as getting more stonefruit now. The spice taste isnt quite as intense now as it was in the first steep. I believe the yixing I brew it in intensifies the spice aroma. Which I do happen to like. It is also a bit more floral at this point, but I cant quite put a name to it.

Third steeping is about the same color, but there is a slight grass or vegetal aroma now entering into the picture, the aftertaste is all sweet and honey still.

I feel this tea will brew out for at least 8 times based on this assesment and I plan to enjoy every one of them. This is a very fine tea,

Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Floral, Honey, Peach, Sweet

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

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working on improving my ability to taste the subtle flavors of teas.

Rating system is as follows, over 60 is recommended and over 80 is highly recommended.

Trying to use the full range of scale.


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