I steeped 3 oz. of this in a medium gaiwan (4 oz.) with boiling water for 3 seconds per infusion.

The initial taste definitely has a buttery or creamy mouth feel. The first sips of each cup taste light and feel smooth. Towards the end of each cup I notice a slightly bitterness that lingers after each sip. This aftertaste is not a smokey bitterness so much as an over-steeped bitterness.

I may have over-steeped this tea or maybe I should have used cooler water. This may be the first black tea that I have over-steeped gongfu style.

I do enjoy the initial taste of each cup. I will try steeping in cooler water next time.


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