Xiaguan Tea Factory (Vin_Enjoy on EBay)

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Recent Tasting Notes

Overall this tea wasn’t terrible. It was however not all that great. It started out with a note I can only call turpentine and a lot of bitterness and astringency. There was a massive drying sensation to this tea. It did improve dramatically over twelve steeps. It developed into something smooth with a sweet note. By the twelfth steep it was actually enjoyable. This one might be a good candidate for aging.

I brewed this tea twelve times in a 150ml gaiwan with 8.2g leaf and 190 degree water. I gave it a 10 second rinse. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, 1.5 min, and 2 min.

Flavors: Bitter, Sweet

190 °F / 87 °C 8 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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