271 Tasting Notes
Wet leaf smells like wet autumn leaves.
Tastes: sweet and sour, moss, wet wood. Mild/mellow with lingering taste in mouth.
Thank you mrmopar – glad to try this!
Gongfu, 5g, around 125 ml, 185-190F
Brews a slightly cloudy golden yellow.
Taste is beautifully sweet with a flavorful, savory fruitiness. TeaVivre’s description mentions sweet corn and I find this accurate – this is soft, sweet and mildly nutty without any grassiness. No bitterness. Lovely.
This is the first to try from a sample package of spring 2016 green teas that I won. There was a short delay in getting them as one of the teas wasn’t available yet, so they sent me a silk scarf as an additional gift! Thank you TeaVivre for being so sweet!
4g, 75ml, 200F
Rinse x 2.
Wet leaf – tobacco, sweet ripe fruit, plum, apricot, straw.
First steep seemed a bit flat but I think it was too hot?
Lingering fluffy sweetness. Sweet, pepper, floral, minerals (reminds me of some oolongs in a way).
Many steeps over a couple days and then cold-brewed spent leaves in fridge overnight as I often do. Thank you for sharing mrmopar!
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Rinsed quickly a couple times in cold water the night before so it would soften up a bit and brew more quickly the next morning. Rinsed a couple more times with boiling water before short steeps. Tastes rich with wood and a bit of a lingering sour note that disappeared later and became sweeter and softer like caramel.
I brewed this several times over a few days and when I thought it may be done I boiled it in a small pot of water as there were still lumps holding together. It was surprising how intense a brew I still got from this – a very giving tea.