This is an excellent tea I wish I could get more of. I wasn’t paying too close attention to this tea as far as notes went but I did notice two, baked bread is how I would describe the predominant note of the early steeps. In the sixth and seventh steep I noticed a just barely sweet note, not sweet like berries but sweet like something else, I can’t put a finger on it. Less sweet than berries, more sweet than black coffee is how I would describe it, and not really fruity sweet. The tea was also just slightly astringent, just slightly. There was also a strong effect of the Gaba in this tea. I noticed it most in the early steeps. In the first four steeps it was fairly strong and I felt a wave of relaxation hit me, but I cannot use the phrase tea drunk, it was not a high in that sense. Perhaps I noticed it because I was stressed out after a long day at work. I can’t wait to see the next tea from Global Tea Hut, it should arrive any day now.
I brewed this tea seven times in an 8oz Yixing Teapot with 5.7g leaf and boiling water. I steeped it for 30 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, 1 min 30 sec, 3 min, and 6 min. The tea was nearly played out at this point but I could have gotten at least one more good steep out of it I am sure.