This is from Verdant’s 5 for 5.
15, 30, 45, 60, 1m30
This is one of the lighter roasted Big Red Robes I’ve had. It honestly reminds me of Tie Guan Yin. I used my usual yancha parameters and just found this to be unexciting. It leaves a metallic taste (not a pleasant mineral note) on the tongue and is astringent. This tea had a unpleasant drying affect to my throat. I usually drink wuyis with heavy leaf and short steeps so I don’t think that’s what’s causing the problem. If I had more than 5 grams of this I would experiment with the brewing parameters.
Overall, not terribly impressed. The flavor was okay but the mouth-feel was disappointing.
Flavors: Astringent, Floral, Raisins