Mom cooked quite a salty dinner. I needed something tasting more “hydrating” than water (sorry I am not making sense). So I broke out this tea.
It is my first time tasting this tea. On the package it said I should steep with boiling water for longer than most black tea.
First steep: It smelled fishy, tasted sweet, wheat-y and smoky. Left a bit of bamboo flavor at the back of my throat after I swallowed.
Second steep: No more fishy smell. Still tasted sweet, but not as sweet as the first steep. However, the second steep is giving me a dry throat. Should I experiment with a third steep?
Third steep: This is getting very interesting. Third steep tasted super sweet, like a good sencha. The fishy smell had completely disappeared.
Sadly, this tea has given me a sore throat. Not recommended.
Flavors: Bamboo, Dry Grass, Fishy, Sweet, Sweet, Warm Grass, Wheat