First tea of today is a green tea. China dragon with chrysanthemum, this tea is interesting and I struggled a little brewing it. It requires a very delicate brew with 175 and a short steep with alot of leaf to really bring out its flavor.
This time using a glass teapot to bleed off the heat, 175 water and 45 second steep. I used a bit more leaf this time as previously when I used hotter water, I got very intense bitterness and astringency, the same with longer steep times.
This time however I got a wonderful clear just barely yellow tea, that was light sweet, with citrus and lemon flavors and aroma’s and just a hint of astringency and vegetal notes. There was almost no bitterness.
There is a nice mouthfeel and you can almost feel the floral scents coming off it, but its not overpowering. I like this tea, its sweet , citrus and floral, but you still taste the astringent vegetal tones through it all.
I recommend this to anyone who likes a little sweet, citrus and floral notes to their green tea.
Flavors: Astringent, Citrus, Lemon, Sweet, Vegetal