Steeped the last of what I had, 2g, as another western brew, this time at 185F.
I forgot about it while making a grocery list and piddling around. 10-15 minutes?
Thicker and quite viscous! Same amount of light floral bitterness, more pronounced butter and cream tastes. The peach and osmanthus aftertaste revealed in gongfu steeping showed up today but not nearly as prominent. Still very clean but the astringency remains. That’s my only issue with this tea, otherwise I’d put it somewhere in the mid-80s. Bumped from 75 to 78.
A case of less (less leaf, lower temperature, only 1 long western steep) is more?
Song pairing: Bill Withers — Lovely Day