Let’s try another tea. I just randomly picked this one. I wanted something light and fresh and this looks pretty much like that.
Boiling water, 85 ml gaiwan, 7 and something grams. Preheated gaiwan but no actual notes – it was just tea. I like it is not single coloured tea.
10 seconds rinse, I drank it. I notice pine and lemon zest? Weird combo. Smooth in taste though.
1st steep, 15 seconds.
The aroma of pine is stronger. I mean, it is like forest floor now. Taste is so smooth. I like it.
2nd steep, 15 seconds again.
It tastes pretty similar as first steep. Maybe a little stronger. Still pretty nice.
3rd, 30 seconds.
I don’t know why I decided for longer brew. But piney flavours and aromas are dominating. I took caramel cookies to bit something.
4th, 30 seconds
It is slowly turning to vegetal notes. Maybe bit of bitterness.
5th, 45 seconds.
I think I will do it this way. Each two steepings with same steeping time.
Then change. Vegetal. Certainly vegetal notes. Bitterness gone again.
6th, 45 seconds
7th and following ones.
Minute and longer.
Still nice and smooth. Enjoyable.
It is nice tea, but bit different than I expected. Quite vegetal, pine. I expected bit more fresh taste. Honestly I expected bit more. I won’t rate so far.