First Steep (160F, 1 min): Mostly floral with some cocoa. No astringency or bitterness associated with black teas.
Second Steep (160F, 1 min 15 s): Mostly floral, hints of cocoa and cinnamon.
Third steep (160F, 1 min 30 s): Nearly entirely floral with a cinnamon aftertaste.
Great caffeine/theanine buzz. Great flavor, but three steeps is probably sufficient for this tea. Possibly due to the low temperature suggested, this tea had no signs of astringency or bitterness. I wasn’t completely sold on the Keemun grand, but it’s suggested temperature was boiling. I will try that one again at this temperature. In any case, this tea is a great example of Chinese black teas.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Floral