From some LP Group Buy
First—when preparing the tea, my wife had noticed the name of the tea on the package. Her response: “Sounds painful.”
Anyway, I had been drinking this tea nearly for the last three hours. I started the session without notes—on the account that I was still half awake—however, after the 4th or 5th steep, I closed the book that I was reading and brought out the tea notebook. I will note here that I didn’t record every steep, but I noted profiles throughout the session, at random intervals of the session. I marked down the “differences” within the tea throughout the progression of the session (rhyme scheme?), so that I could note it on Steepster. I will also admit that I simply marked the profile of the tea, rather than writing down the depth of the tea; therefore, these are basic notes compared to the intricate ones that may oftentimes be made on a normal routine. Lastly, these notes aren’t in any particular order. I jotted stuff down as I thought of it during the session.
A bit bitter/sour on the initial taste, but the aftertaste becomes slightly sweeter.
Slight floral notes.
(Oh look, a little flower bud!)
There are a lot of broken leaves in my gaiwan; which I assume is giving the tea the bitterness upon each sip.
Leaves are a forest green/yellow-ish color.