Last of my sample. Previous brews were all gongfu but I didn’t take notes. I think I recall it being red fruity, woody, leafy, citrusy, mineral. What stood out to me the most way back then was the aroma and intense energy. This is the tea that sparked my interest in aged whites. Unfortunately for others looking to try it, it’s sold out.
This time around I used 7g of leaf, simmered in a liter of water until it reached a little over half the volume and was a dark magenta-brown. I can’t smell shit right now but I did pick up on some syrupy red fruit and citrus as I hovered over the steaming saucepan. What I can taste is a fairly smooth light body with all those notes I picked up gongfu. I’d say it’s dominated by autumn leaf and red fruit with some light citrus and mineral. Not sweet at all. Is this going to be the impetus to finally get my ass out of bed for a few hours?