A tea from derk, originally (for sure) from mrmopar. Thank you both!
Today afternoon I was in a mood for gongfu, especially after shoveling in greenhouse while outside being zero centigrade. I hit my little finger which hurts even 5 hours later. Luckily, it’s left hand and I am being right-handed. But it is unpleasant, won’t lie.
I did again quite a random steepings, because somehow I can’t focus on time while steeping. My mind can’t calm down somehow recently.
But, anyway I have to decided to try. I have started with rinse, which brought out mostly floral notes of lily of the valley, violets and fruit tree flowers. It wasn’t overpowering, rather I noticed there as well notes of vegetables, hay and a bit of herbaceous notes.
Steeps were, as I wrote, rather random. While I started, with 5 seconds, I have tried my best doing some common increments and first few steeps I was able to. Then, something happened and I lose my counts.
The first steeps were actually quite enjoyable and smooth, mouthcoating and without any astringency. I even can call it sweet, which is quite uncommon descriptor for me. Later, I have noticed stronger vegetal notes — somewhere between peas and green beans. Okay, it is weird, isn’t it?
With longer steeps I feel it is rather more harsh, but not bitter nor astringent. The aftertaste is long, even with shorter steeps.
This tea, brought me a mood for writing, that’s why is this note a bit longer… and overall brought me warmness all over the body. My mind stopped overthinking as well, which is certainly a good thing and overall, I feel quite relaxed.
This tea is unoffensive, easy-drinking pu. However, it does not up to my tastes. It seems even a bit flat to me? I know I know… I wrote lots of descriptors. Weridly, I haven’t noticed any tobacco from it. Haven’t expecting much, and it is not crazy of flavours, but well, something IS missing there. I can’t say what… but nah, I would not necessary get more of it.
Thank you derk for sending though and maybe, it wasn’t just a correct time for this tea. Maybe early spring would be better than a day with white stuff outside.