Steeped up Western style, but I did save myself enough to try it Gongfu later…
Jin Jun Mei is a style of tea with a mighty big reputation right now and, with that reputation, and equally big price tag in many cases. Do I think it’s worth the hype and price tag? Usually no, though there are admittedly some very nice ones out there.
I liked this one, but it was easy to find myself distracted from the taste of the tea by any one of the many other things going on in my day. When I’m drinking a straight black tea Western style, I usually want it to either fade into the background and act as a sort of pleasant “white noise” to be sipped on or I want it to command my attention because of how good it is. This tea? Somewhere in the middle.
Mostly tasted of cocoa, sweet potato, and some florals – but smelled dominantly like rich cocoa power/chocolate. The good stuff, from like some kind of fancy European brand.