This is the second purple tea I’ve tried from Yunnan Sourcing. I steeped 5 g of leaf in a 120 ml teapot at 195F for 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 25, 30, 40, , 60, 90, 120, and 240 seconds.
Although most reviewers taste grapefruit in this tea, I get green grapes and some sourness in the first steep. The second steep has notes of grape, honey, sourness, woodsiness, and citrus, which could be grapefruit at a stretch. There’s no bitterness at all in these infusions.
After increasing the temperature to 200F, the grapefruit is more apparent, as are grape, raisin, honey, malt, and sour flavours. I also get brief notes of blueberries, dry grass, and minerals in later steeps, and the tea gets more astringent as the session progresses.
Though I enjoyed this more than the other purple tea I had from Yunnan Sourcing, I wasn’t a fan of the raisins and the astringency. I shouldn’t have any trouble finishing it, but I’m not planning to get more.
Flavors: Astringent, Blueberry, Citrus, Dry Grass, Grapefruit, Grapes, Honey, Malt, Mineral, Pleasantly Sour, Raisins, Tangy