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JEEZUM this is good. WFT has the highest quality tea of any vendor I’ve tried. This one is complex beyond it’s competitors. Savory, vegetal, floral, fruity, sweet, creamy all combined. Crazy mouthfeel, huigan, aftertaste. Perfect balance.
Medium-low sweetness, no astringency or bitterness. Longevity is 6 infusions. Mouthfeel is quite buttery. Aftertaste lasts minutes. Super yummy and barely any faults.
The most unique aspect of this tea is that every steep is a bouquet of new flavors. Truly the perfect tea for gongfu.
Harvest: Winter 2022
Cultivar: Qing Xin
Location: Da Yu Ling
Elevation: 2500 m
Dry leaf: papaya, mango, tropical
Wet leaf: papaya, mango, tropical, vegetal, floral
Flavor: Cabbage, vegetal, floral, buttery, creamy, savory, sweet, sugar, salt, mist, rainforest.
Flavors: Butter, Cabbage, Cream, Floral, Fruity, Mango, Papaya, Rainforest, Salt, Savory, Sugar, Sweet, Tropical Fruit, Vegetal
Thanks to Daylon for sending me this tea! I have a couple of Wang’s competition teas in my museum archives, but this sample is the first one I’ve tried. Like Daylon, I was tempted to get this tea instead of the Competition Shan Cha I eventually bought, but I worried the roast would be too heavy. I steeped 6 g of leaf in a 120 ml pot using boiling water for 50, 40, 55, 70, 90, 120, 150, 180, and 240 seconds, plus some uncounted steeps.
The dry aroma is of charcoal, chestnuts, orchids, other flowers, and grass. The first steep has notes of chestnuts, grain, charcoal, orchids, honey, and grass. I get hints of peach in the second steep, along with a little more charcoal and some florals. Sadly, the peach disappears after this steep, and the tea is buttery, nutty, and roasty with lots of florals to balance it out. By steep six, I start getting the minerals and pine that Daylon mentioned, and the roast is becoming more pronounced. Later steeps have a saline quality, lots of chestnuts and roast, and a surprisingly floral and grassy aftertaste.
While this is definitely a roasted tea, it’s nicely balanced with the chestnuts and florals. The tea is pleasant to drink and the flavours evolve in an interesting way. I wish there was more fruit, and while the thick body and florality remind me of Lishan, I’m not sure I would have guessed the terroir if it wasn’t on the label. I don’t think I could finish 75 g, but I will enjoy the rest of this sample.
Flavors: Butter, Charcoal, Chestnut, Floral, Grain, Grass, Honey, Mineral, Nutty, Orchid, Peach, Pine, Roasted, Saline, Sweet
Might be an off day for my palate? This is one I was anticipating enjoying quite a bit. 25 seconds for first steep, 30 second, 55 third. Just not getting much flavor out of it honestly. Think I need to try again another time. Will hold off on final judgement until then :).
UPDATE: Tried some again the following day and BOOM. Flavor hit me this time for sure! Adjusting my rating appropriately. My palate was not feeling it yesterday. Weird how that happens! I didn’t adjust brewing parameters or anything.
Anyways, this is mostly tropical fruit in smell and flavor and I love it! Not as rich as the Fushou Shan, but still fairly rich. Great value for the price. Would be interesting to do a side-by-side brew of this and the one from Eco-cha. Hard to say which one is better at the moment tbh.
Mild sweetness, no astringency or bitterness. Longevity is 4-6 infusions. Mouthfeel is creamy and rich. Notes shift more vegetal in the later infusions.
Harvest: Spring 2023
Cultivar: Qing Xin
Location: Shanlin Xi
Elevation: 1200 m
Dry leaf: Sweet
Wet leaf: Papaya, sweet, tropical fruit
Flavors: Sweet, vegetal, papaya, pineapple, tropical fruit, cream, floral, coconut, honeysuckle, creamed spinach.
Flavors: Coconut, Cream, Floral, Fruity, Honeysuckle, Papaya, Pineapple, Spinach, Sweet, Tropical Fruit, Vegetal
Decided to give WFT a chance to redeem themselves, and boy did they! This tea is UNPARALLELED. There are simply no words strong enough to describe it’s beauty.
The color of the brew is clear, crisp, transparent and lime green like a gemstone. The flavor is perfectly balanced with excessively sweet and long aftertaste. High sweetness, no bitterness or astringency. Flavor is incredibly rich. Easily the richest flavor of any unroasted oolong I’ve tried. Longevity is about 6 infusions, but they are golden infusions infusions ripe with flavor.
This is PEAK Taiwanese oolong. I would drink this everyday if I could afford it. Just absolutely perfect and right up my alley! I am ecstatic to work my way through the rest of these samples (assuming they are all as I ordered them ;)) and see what other gems WFT has to offer.
Also this is the 100th tea I’ve tried and reviewed on Steepster! Quite fitting that I am rating it 100/100 then :).
Harvest: Winter 2022
Location: Fu Shou Shan
Elevation: 2500 m
Cultivar: Qing Xin
Dry leaf: White sugar, fruity, stonefruit
Wet leaf: Vegetal, orchid, floral
Flavors: Peach blossom, floral, fruity, vegetal, white sugar, sweet, grassy, spinach, rich, fresh, papaya, egg.
Flavors: Egg, Floral, Fresh, Fruity, Grassy, Orchid, Papaya, Peach, Rich, Spinach, Stonefruit, Sugar, Sweet, Vegetal
Well…this isn’t right. I ordered this tea, but I wanted it unroasted. Instead, they sent me the roasted version. I looked at my order on my account and I did indeed order it unroasted. Kind of disappointing that they messed up part of my first order. Anyways, it’s still pretty good. I will try not to let that part taint my rating of this tea.
No bitterness or astringency. Definitely a light roast, but the flavors are still predominately dark. Mild-mod sweetness. Mouthfeel is unremarkable.
I think given the strong coffee notes in this tea, and my dislike of coffee flavoring, it is not the tea for me. However, I can see how many people would find this tea quite enjoyable. Certainly a high quality tea.
Harvest: Spring 2023
Location: Bilu Xi, Renai Township, Li Shan
Elevation: 2300 m
Cultivar: Qing Xin
Dry leaf: Roasted, toasty
Wet leaf: Same
Flavors: Coffee, chocolate, nutty, tiramisu, sweet
Flavors: Chocolate, Coffee, Nutty, Roasted, Sweet, Toasty
First of seven samples from Wang Family Tea (WFT). Everyone seems to ooh and ahh over this company, so I wanted to check them out for myself. I am quite impressed with this tea! It’s incredibly refined, clean, and elegant.
No bitterness or astringency. Medium-high sweetness. Aftertaste is long and sweet, lastnig 1-2 minutes at least. ONLY downside is it doesn’t have the greatest longevity in the world. Intensity dropped off after the first 2-3 infusions, but it was still very good. Lasted 6-7 infusions. Might fool around with temperature, steep times, and intervals on future sessions :).
This tea is from Cui Feng, which is a mountain in the Li Shan area, but not Li Shan itself.
I am very excited to try the rest of the samples I got! This one is pretty phenomenal! I could sit there and smell it for hours on end. Some of the most complete and prettiest leaves I’ve seen too. This is a great value as well, coming in around $0.50/g.
Harvest: Spring 2023
Location: Cui Feng, Nantou County
Elevation: 1800 m
Cultivar: Qing Xin
Dry leaf: Papaya, cream.
Wet leaf: Vegetal, floral, orchid.
Flavors: Sweet, cream, floral, fruity, orchid, citrus, melon.
Flavors: Cream, Floral, Fruity, Melon, Orchid, Papaya, Sweet, Vegetal
Spring 2021 harvest.
If I were rating this tea based on the first 2-3 infusions, it’s close to a perfect 100. But longevity is important too and unfortunately, that’s where this tea is lacking. It peaks very early and the flavor drops precipitously.
The initial steeps are exquisite. Full bodied with a rush of complex florals and a texture that feels like liquid silk rolling around on your tongue. Notes of wildflowers, lily, and honeysuckle. This is accompanied by a juicy mélange of tropical fruit and nectar sweetness. However, the tea drops off quickly after the 3rd steep becoming more muted as the floral-tropical flavor fades into the background. After 5 steeps, it goes completely flat and has little if anything left to offer. Rather disappointing as most gaoshans give at least 6-7 decent infusions.
Flavors: Apricot, Cantaloupe, Floral, Honeysuckle, Lily, Nectar, Tropical Fruit, Wildflowers
I’m going to save money and only pick teas I like this summer…..$150 later…
Yeah. I’m a sucker. I got a bunch of teas from Magic Hour and Wang Family Tea, some of which I intend on fully sharing. I got this tea with the small leaf Shan Lin Xi Black and a Qin Yun Oolong, and I honestly was not a huge fan of either of those two teas, which I’ll describe in a few posts away. This one, however, I was. I feel guilty that I really like the nuclear green oolong tea saturating markets, but green oolongs are my sweet treats without the sugar. Leafhopper was concerned this would be too roasted based on appearance, but going off of the notes and my taste, this is definitely on the floral greener side of fruity and roasted.
Roasts are meant to enhance the flavors of the tea, and this one showcases it. It has no hints of charcoal whatsoever, and is very similar to the Jasmine Scented Shan Lin Xi they sell, and that I regret not getting more of. That one is a staple for me right now. Going back to this one, I’ve followed their methods of 55,45, 50, and it’s very heavy on honey, florals, and jasmine with a bit of a sweetness like raw sugar. Longer steeps has a slightly heathered profile, shorter ones are more floral and surprisingly just as viscous. It doesn’t really evolve passed steep 4 or 5, but it keeps on delivering flavor. The tea is super stemmy, so it’s naturally very sweet with large leaves.
I actually like using less leaves for more western sessions so far even though it’s fun to play with gong fu. I’ve only experimented a little with the end of two gong fu sessions with it, but I’ll write more when I brew this tea mug style. I’m not ready to rate it yet, so I’ll end with a positive note that this is my kind of light roast oolong.
Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Honey, Jasmine, Nectar, Orchid, Sweet, Tannic, Viscous
Really pleasant oolong whose light roast character seems to have faded since Daylon made a note, or maybe I’m not as sensitive.
Feels good in the mind and body. Floral dreaminess. Very sweet chestnut aroma and taste. Darker taste but still light and grassy. Cooling. Salty tingle.
I couldn’t brew out the leaves one session so jarred them with water in the fridge. The resulting cold brew was packed with flavor and sweetness.
Thanks for the share, Daylon <3
Flavors: Cherry Blossom, Chestnut, Coconut, Floral, Grass Seed, Malt, Menthol, Mineral, Narcissus, Nutmeg, Peach, Salad Greens, Salty, Squash, Sugarcane, Sweet, Toasty
Captain’s Backlog, Tea Date 25 April 2023
Steeped western but no notes made on parameters. Smooth and dark dark dark malt with some dark wood tannins. Strawberry preserves, rose, artichoke undertone. Dark. Dark fruits. More aromatic than flavorful. Leafhopper said she like this a bit less than What-Cha’s Wild Shan Cha; I think I like this one a little more despite not paying much attention. Maybe that’s the key to my appreciation for these Taiwanese native specie black teas. This seemed a little fuller and rounder, like there’s a more substantial body to connect the strong aromatics to the taste.
Flavors: Artichoke, Blackberry, Dark Wood, Dried Fruit, Floral, Fruity, Jam, Malt, Malty, Rose, Smooth, Strawberry, Tannin, Woody
Wang generously included a 25 g bag of this tea as a free sample in my last big order. I’d nearly ordered it on my own, so needless to say, I was happy to see it. This tea is from spring 2022. I steeped 6 g of leaf in a 120 ml porcelain pot using boiling water for 55, 45, 55, 65, 75, 90, 120, and 240 seconds, plus some long, uncounted steeps.
The dry aroma is of orchid, osmanthus, honeysuckle, coconut, and grass. The first steep has notes of orchid, osmanthus, honeysuckle, freesia, butter, grass, and cream. Like the unscented Alishan, it’s woodsy with a slightly vegetal aftertaste. The second steep really opens up, with coconut, honeydew, more osmanthus, fruit tree blossoms, honeysuckle, gardenia, lemongrass, pine, petrichor, minerals, and grass. The bottom of the cup smells really sweet, a bit like floral honeydew, although the tea itself is not too sweet. I assume this is what osmanthus smells like. The next couple steeps feature coconut, lemongrass, sugar cookies, spinach, and grass, and that distinctive osmanthus flavour. Steeps five and six still have lots of heady osmanthus florals, although the vegetal nature of the Alishan is showing through. I get petrichor and mineral notes along with the spinach and grass. The end of the session is vegetal and persistently floral, with freesia and orchid being noticeable.
I usually think of scented teas as having lower-quality base material, but this one proved me wrong. I liked it even better than their excellent regular Alishan because of the addition of the osmanthus, which made the tea even more floral and fruity. The osmanthus was a wonderful complement to the somewhat vegetal Alishan and truly enhanced the drinking experience. Daylon, some of this will be in your box!
Flavors: Butter, Coconut, Cookie, Cream, Floral, Fruit Tree Flowers, Gardenias, Grass, Honeydew, Honeysuckle, Lemongrass, Mineral, Orchid, Osmanthus, Petrichor, Pine, Spinach, Sweet, Vegetal
Bottom of the bag. The dregs. This will steep differently than the top. The leaves are quite a bit more broken compared with other Wang Family Oolong. Which isn’t a bag thing but it then does require one to have an infuser nearby to catch the extra leaves. Aromas of plum, tropical fruits, minerals. The flavor is mineral. It does get a bit tannic if left for too long. The mouth feel is smooth but has astringency. Appreciated with blacks but not with oolongs, not even the roasted ones. Perhaps I got a bad batch. I would be willing to try this one again to see if my batch just ended up as a mistake or soemthing.
Argh, I didn’t take notes. Prepared the same and in same pot as Floating Leaves’ Ruby 18 Black. I recall this being more muddled in taste and a little more astringent and tannic especially later; darker forest floor vibe but not nearly as strong as in The Tea’s Yuchi Competition Grade Ruby 18 Black Tea. Plenty of tomato-malt and wintergreen for me though :)
Thanks again, Leafhopper!
This tea surprised me quite a bit. It‘s the first Taiwanese oolong I’ve ever had that tastes exactly like Tie Guan Yin. The familiar creamy orchid and vanilla notes of TGY greet you at every steep. On the bright side, it’s not obnoxiously floral like TGY can sometimes be. It has a thick, lingering aftertaste and lasts through several steeps. The flavor more or less is the same after every steeping.
It was nice having a Tie Guan Yin type tea again but I prefer the more subtle florals, layered flavor and texture of a real gaoshan.
Flavors: Custard, Orchid, Vanilla, Violet
I love Sun Moon Lake. But I never knew it could be this good. The dry leaves is big and dark chocolate in coloring. The woody notes are reminiscent of our deep coniferous forest of Northern Minnesota but also of the mossy redwood forests. It is smooth with just a bit of astringency. It finishes with a clean note that leaves you feeling refreshed. After steeping the leaves are a mix of olive green and milk chocolate.
Floral and vegetal aroma in the infusing leaves. Smooth mouth feel. My first sip was full of vegetal notes. Eventually, I will make zucchini bread but having a gong fu session sounded so nice. Grassy notes come out a bit as you steep it longer. Similar to Japanese grassy notes but with more mineral tones. A bit of popcorn, steamed green beans, and some minerality in the wet leaves. Now on the 4th session. I think. There is an interesting clarity to the flavor. The vegetal notes are mellowed As are the floral notes. But for some reason the word clarity comes to mind first.
Charcoal roasted oolong are an interesting phenomenon. Because one would think you would end up with notes like you do in Lapsang but these farmers are so adept at what they do that you get the charcoal without the smoky. At least in my opinion. There are so many sweet notes that remind me of creme brulee. Especially the top bit that becomes hardened by the flame. Yum, yum, yum.
Wet leaf aroma: Burnt sugar. Brown sugar. Charcoal. Slight caramel.
Mouth feel: Silky. Incredibly smooth. The definition of full-bodied.
Brought my son into urgent care last night because he had been having chest pain. After losing a grandpa to a heart attack I didn’t want to mess around and my anxiety was through the roof. Turns out it was costochondritis. To anyone who works in the healthcare industry I know your job is rough but thank you THANK YOU for what you do. So so much.
Happy 2023! I apologize for my long hiatus from Steepster. It’s certainly been a while.
Here’s another entry in my attempt to drink all the unroasted teas from Wang’s catalogue. Shan Cha is difficult to find, and to my knowledge, this is my second one after the excellent What-Cha version. Thanks to Wang Family Tea for the generous 25 g sample! I believe this is from 2021 and is the non-competition version. I steeped 6 g of leaf in a 120 ml porcelain pot at 195F for 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 90, 120, and 240 seconds, plus a few uncounted steeps.
The dry aroma is of apricots, rose, raisins, and autumn leaves. The first steep has notes of rose, dried apricots, raisins, autumn leaves, cream, malt, wood, and tannins. The stonefruit and rose are rather lovely! The next steep adds a bit of blackberry and more sweet rose and apricot over the malty, woody, tannic base. The next couple steeps are similar, with the addition of honey, grass, and clove. Steeps five and six are less strong on the apricot, but still have lots of rose and raisin. The tannins assert themselves increasingly strongly in the next few steeps, though the apricot and especially the rose continue to make this tea worth drinking. The final steeps are full of malt, tannins, earth, minerals, honey, and wood.
This is a lovely fruity, floral tea that I enjoyed just a little bit less than the What-Cha version. The tannins could get aggressive, both in my preferred shorter steeps and in the longer ones that Wang suggests on their website. I did, however, purchase the competition version of this tea from 2022, so we’ll see how it compares.
Flavors: Apricot, Autumn Leaf Pile, Blackberry, Clove, Cream, Dried Fruit, Earth, Grass, Honey, Malt, Mineral, Raisins, Rose, Tannin, Wood
Feeling the need a something warming. Something with pick me up. Something to punch me in the face. This sounded good. When I made a Black Friday order with them (2022) they added this and a Charcoal roasted oolong as a sampler. Their Sun Moon Lake is very good (as are all of their oolongs) so I was excited to try it. The aroma after opening the package immediately hit me with heavy ginger notes. It wasn’t a nose-tingling experience but rather soft and pleasant. And then slightly tingly. This is a great combo. The Sun Moon Lake is mellow enough to not drown out the ginger but likewise holds its ground with good woody notes. The ginger is strong but not chai strong. I would totally buy this is it came out in a loose version.
Sending some derk and Leafhopper’s way. I hope both of you like this one! I finished a wopping 6-7 grams of it gong fu, and it was satisfying. It went back and forth between the quality nut like roast of chesnut, to greener cups of honey and lilac. My earlier review sums up my opinion and note pretty well. I’m happy I tried it, and happier that I’m sharing it. I’m not sure if I would have been able to finish 75 grams of it despite how much I like it. This tea is something you take your time with in spring on the weekend to fully appreciate it yet.
I’ve been playing around with this one, and got a cool tin. I had a hard time deciding on making my last big buy from Wang Family Tea between this tea and the Competition Gui Fei when it was discounted. I was determined to get more of the Jasmine Shanlinxi in larger amounts, but for nearly a year, I really wanted to try this one. My main issue was that it was an expensive competition grade tea that was only sold in amounts of 70 grams.
I made my bet, and I partly regret it on the opportunity cost of some of the other competition teas. However, this tea is definitely up my alley. It’s weirdly green for a roasted tea, and the taste is more on the green side, but the taste has more charcoal and nuttiness than vegetal tones. The roasted chestnut and orchid flavor are the most prominent through every session, whether I followed instruction or used shorter steeps and slightly more leaves. It does evolve in terms of sweetness. The flux from charcoal, to nuts, to florals with a bit of balsam finish reminded me of the Zealong New Zealand’s Aromatic Oolong, which was one of my favorite lighter roast oolongs. This one is more nutty and floral overall, and does have more complexity. The only little thing it lacks is my gaoshan preference for fruitiness.
So overall, this is a very unique tea that has more roast qualities in taste than it does appearance. I think I would have been really happy with 25 or 50 grams instead of the 70, but I got a great tin and a bunch of great bagged tea samples of ginger Sun Moon Lake Black Teas and Cui Feng Heavy Roasts. I would recommend it if you are really into Dong Dings and lighter roast oolongs though.
Flavors: Charcoal, Chestnut, Floral, Lilac, Malt, Orchid, Roasted, Sweet
I actually recommended this one first to Leafhopper, but totally forgot to write it. I’m about a year or two behind. I think I got the 2020 or 2021 vintage, and I got it at the same time as the Dayuling. I immensely enjoyed this one, though Leafhopper got most of the notes out of the way.
Unlike a few other teas, this one had a much denser texture giving the egg yolk quality as the company described. Insanely viscous, being thicker than dew and raindrops in a sugary, peachy and floral form. I could manage to get a lot of flavor if I over leafed to 6-8 grams and did rinse brews, but I found 4-5 to be the sweet spot and varied my steep time depending on water temperature and the current climate in Michigan. I had to shorten the steeps on hotter days, but lengthen it on cooler ones.
Hotter brews tended to make the tea more vegetal, but could bring out more intense bursts of peach. Going softer on temperature made the peach more of an undertone of orchid, lilac, and mung bean.
Like I commented to Leafhopper, I would occasionally preferred this one to the Dayuling because it was more forward. It has nearly the same complexity, but the fruity peach is a lot more obvious despite a vegetal tradeoff. The Dayuling was better for a more pensive experience, whereas this one was more tropical orchard transportation in a cup.
So I highly recommend this one. I have almost gotten more of it and I will likely in the future when I can budget….after I get a house. Then again, I blew my Wang Family Tea budget on the Jasmine Shanlinxi and the Competition Grade Light Roast Lishan. I maybe should have opted for a different tea than the Lishan even though it’s still veerry good, but I do NOT regret getting more of that jasmine oolong.
I’m nearing the end of the green oolongs I bought from Wang back in 2021, and I have to say I’ll be sad when they’re gone. Most of the previous Qilai Shans I’ve had have been very floral and not that memorable, but of course, I couldn’t resist picking up one more. I steeped 6 g of leaf in a 120 ml teapot using boiling water for 55, 45, 55, 65, 75, 90, 120, 180, and 240 seconds, plus several long, uncounted steeps.
The dry aroma is of orchid, pineapple, and grass. The first steep has notes of orchid, pineapple, mung bean, and grass, and there’s a little bitterness because it’s the last session’s worth of tea in the bag. The next steep adds peach, lemon, and other unidentifiable florals. Steeps three and four give me peach, apricot, pineapple, lemon, cream, and orchid, but are not particularly sweet because the tea is quite vegetal (beans, lettuce, spinach, grass). The vegetal notes get stronger during the next couple steeps, with the fruit diminishing into grassy florals. The pineapple and orchid last the longest, leaving a not unpleasantly bitter vegetal impression as the session winds down.
As with all of the green oolongs I’ve tried from Wang, this Qilai Shan conveys clean, simple flavours very well, with the added benefit of having unexpectedly fruity notes in some sessions. Its longevity is also great, as is the fact that without the tea bits, this vegetal tea doesn’t actually get bitter. It’s a little unpredictable and slightly more vegetal than I’d like, but I’d highly recommend it!
Flavors: Apricot, Cream, Floral, Grass, Lemon, Lettuce, Mung Bean, Orchid, Peach, Pineapple, Spinach, Vegetal
I avoided Ruby 18 like the plague for a while because of a few very astringent examples, but What-Cha’s Yu Chi Red Jade made me more open to exploring this cultivar again. I received this as a generous sample from Wang last year, and was eager to finally try it. I steeped 6 g of leaf in a 120 ml porcelain pot at 195F for 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 90, 120, and 240 seconds, plus some uncounted steeps.
The dry aroma is of cinnamon, menthol, raisins, cream, malt, and wood. The first steep has notes of cinnamon, menthol, cream, raisins, camphor, malt, and wood, with a little astringency. The menthol and cinnamon are stronger in the second steep, and I get that sassafras note I associate with Ruby 18. Steeps three and four are full of mint, cinnamon, and sassafras, with some cream, grass, tannins, malt, sweet potato, earth, and raisins. The astringency isn’t off-putting, but it’s definitely there. Over the next few steeps, the distinctive Ruby 18 notes persist, but the tea becomes more bready, earthy, and tannic. The tea doesn’t change too much throughout the session, although grass and honey surprisingly emerge right at the end, along with the predictable tannins, malt, and wood.
This pleasant Red Jade has a lot of the cinnamon and mint that are typical of this tea type. These flavours persist over almost the entire session, though sadly, so does some astringency. Using the steeping parameters on their website (195F, 40/40/50 seconds) doesn’t tame the astringency, and produces fewer steeps. For me, this is a solid tea that I didn’t enjoy as much as the What-Cha version.
Flavors: Astringent, Bread, Camphor, Cinnamon, Cream, Earth, Grass, Honey, Malt, Menthol, Mint, Raisins, Sarsaparilla, Sweet Potatoes, Tannin, Wood