I’m experimenting with brewing parameters with this tea. For this tasting I used 6 grams of tea and about 120 ml of water at 190 degrees. First steep/rinse was 30 seconds followed by 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 60 and finally 90 seconds for the ninth and last steep. The first steep shows hazelnut and honey on the nose with a mild sweetness and flavor on the palate. The second through fifth steep are the best by far and all very similar. The hazelnut and honey are still present with the addition of apple, pear and cinnamon. Smells very much like an apple pie. Still very light flavor on the palate but has a nice mouthfeel. The sixth steep starts to get lighter on the nose and by the ninth the tea is quite light and watery but somehow still pleasant.

I did try another batch and increased the steeping times to 30, 30, 45, 60 and 90. I had very similar results compressed into fewer cups.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Hazelnut, Honey, Pear

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