Oh dear. I decided to try this in my gaiwan and I was a little (okay, a lot) too enthusiastic with the leaf. It’s a bit like eating a flower bush – hugely floral and a little bitter-green.

I transferred the leaves to a (much larger) pot and continued to brew gaiwan-style. I no longer feel like I’m being attacked by plant life so that’s a step in the right direction. It’s still pretty floral, though – like a dark, heavy jasmine. Still getting a hint of bitter but I think that taste is just stuck in my mouth from my first much-too-strong cup. Yeah, don’t think intense flavor is a good match for this tea.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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