Second review of this tea, with a different kind of water, other parameters remain the same. One 10 seconds rinse.
1st brew at 3 minutes // 2nd brew at 4 minutes
Smell: Strong forest-like, honey and tobacco.
Colour: Light yellow, slightly cloudy
Only one flavour (tobacco) detected so far, I will let the tea cool down, it is very hot and seem to be a very dry tea. Yes, it is a very dry earthy tea with hint of sweetness. Tea has a tobacco taste with hint of honey-bitterness. A slightly lasting tobacco feel remain after drinking my first cup.
Second cup, Medium smoky-tobacco taste. As the tea cool down, I can detect a stronger bitterness. Wow, now my body feel so warm. Toward the end, the tea is gaining in bitterness.
Final thought: I think this tea will be good to drink after breakfast. People who like tobacco will enjoy this one. Time to quit smoking and enjoy a cup or two of this one. Nice to drink it outside during spring. This sheng explodes energetically.
WATER USED: Naya Natural Spring Water
Flavors: Bitter, Earth, Forest Floor, Honey, Smoke, Sweet, Tobacco