This tea only really shines when I use 7g in a 100mL gaiwan. With 5g, the flavor is kind of flat, and feels like it gives up pretty quickly. With 7g, I had notes of fruit (I got apples and orange rind) with a hay aroma and decent level of bitterness in early steeps. The fruitiness faded after a couple, replaced by a bittersweet honey/hay combination. The honey flavor soon became floral in character, and I was treated with a number of softer, floral tasting steeps in which the bitterness gradually faded away. In these late steeps, I also noticed a slight cooling effect in the mouth. The tea felt slick in the mouth and had an appreciable body. Not the most amazing I’ve had, but pleasantly complex and tasty, especially for the price ($22/400g cake (!)).
Flavors: Apple, Bitter, Floral, Fruity, Hay, Honey, Menthol, Sweet