1 tbsp for 18 oz

Amazing to me how some teas can be astringent when sipped at certain temperatures but not others. This tea has a lovely, smooth, classic Yunnan flavor, but only when it was warm — not too hot, and not too cooled down. Such a beautiful red color in the cup. Since I got my double-walled clear tea glasses the other day, I’m really noticing the color of the liquor more.

Perhaps a little shorter steeping next time, and it will be perfect.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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