I ordered this tea from WP because, honestly, I liked the name. I have no vested interest in the tea or know about the hype surrounding it until I started looking at the reviews.
I brewed this following WP’s guidelines: 1 TBSP / 8 oz @212F for 3 minutes, then 5 minutes
(I will also try this GF style, then update this review)
Tea: 1.5 grams, which about fit in my TBSP at home.
Water: 8oz/237 ml
The wet leaf smells of sweet, dough-y, and has a scent that I associate with wild tree purple tea from Yunnan. The flavor is not very complex, nor is it simple. It has a medium viscosity with a thick aftertaste like cream. It’s not honey sweet, but has some honey overtones. The tea has a fairly long finish. 5 minutes: Not sure that I like the second steep. The flavors are just “okay”. It seems to have lost any complexity that it had from the first brew.
For this brew style, this is a very innocuous tea without much wow factor in the flavors. It’s not bad and I suspect that it’s a good beginner type tea for someone who is used to bagged tea from Tazo.