I’m still not sure what this tea was supposed to taste like. It did a lot better in gong fu steeping but other than a lot of mineral notes and very light vegetal notes, I’m not sure what to think. In my fourth infusion, there is a slight oceanic or seaweed influence.
Throughout the infusions I also had moments when I thought some sort of stone fruit was hanging about, though it never felt like any stone fruit I could identify, or rather it was more of a combination of stone fruits. I’d say apricot married with plum, perhaps. And the vegetal aspect? My best guess is watercress. But don’t take my word for it. I’ve been down with the flu so it could be that my palate is still off a tad.
Anyhow. Merry Christmas to all the Orthodox tea lovers out there! <3