Hit the wrong button and it all goes ::poof::. Sigh.
This is the last bit of leaf I have for this tea so I thought I’d do it in the gaiwan to hopefully help this tea go out with a bang.
I think it worked.
The smell is delicious – exotic and fruity with a rich and homey scent to it. And the taste? Yum. I’m not exactly sure what the water temp was (but I’m guessing a bit hotter than normal) but either that or the use of the gaiwan has really brought out the richness in this tea. Normally the fruity taste dominates but today, it’s the buttery caramel sort of flavor (like kettle corn) that takes top billing. The fruity is still there but as a bit more of a supporting actor.
This cup is a perfect ‘last’ cup for this tea. Hopefully the wonder will carry through a few more steeps but even if it doesn’t, this tea is leaving my pantry on a great note.