This will be my first attempt at brewing gong-fu style. Will use 95 degree water with 30 second steeps, throwing out the first 10 second steep. Used my unglazed clay pot and cups, and 5g of the tea. First infusion: It is surprisingly sweet and light (in taste, not in color) with a subtle taste that reminds me of bamboo. Clean and pleasant. Second infusion: Very very similar to the first, but with a slightly deeper taste (I think). The third infusion is similar, but a little more earthy – once again, slightly more depth.

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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Long-term tea drinker from Michigan. Has a tendency towards Japanese green teas, lighter oolong styles like Ti Kuan Yin, and the occasional pu-erh. But recently, has been trying to develop a taste for black teas.



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