It took me quite a long time to pick up and brew this one. I have it for half an year at least.
But anyway, quick rinse, 4 grams per 85 ml gaiwan.
That brings menthol aroma. Then some hay.
1st steep, 15 seconds long
Refreshing, mellow, smooth tea. I still notice somehow the menthol notes and hay. Maybe bit floral too.
2nd steep, 30 seconds
Thick. Sweet notes. Maybe little bit similar to jasmine. Little bitterness, certainly not astringency though. Drying in mouth a bit, need slow down the brews. I have tried to loose chunk a bit and it seems I was succesful, it it quite loose now. Nice brew. But hard to describe. Because as it cools down, it gets herbal?
3rd, 30 seconds
Very similar, bit softer, less drying.
4th, 40 seconds
Another smooth, but now with fruit notes! Apricot? Peach? I don’t know. But those orange fruits. Fuzzy, soft, fruits. Quite sweet.
5th, 50 seconds
This one is not bad at all, but somehow without distinctive notes. It is just common sheng. Maybe it is finish line.
6th, 1 minute
It is. Very similar to previous one. Nice, but not distinctive notes. Clean sheng.
Conclusion: Well, it is nice one – but somehow not so great, not so much brews to be made, but at least it is not astringent, or somehow with bad notes. It is just okay – nice brews, but nothing great.
Flavors: Apricot, Drying, Floral, Hay, Herbaceous, Jasmine, Menthol, Peach, Sweet