This is a tasty tea. I was to be honest expecting more bitterness in the early steeps of this one but it was surprisingly smooth from the beginning. Not sure of the cha qi of this tea as it just didn’t have a strong effect on me. Gave it fourteen steeps in an 80ml Kamjove brewing vessel. I could have certainly continued as the tea leaves were not spent at fourteen. I think I would get twenty out of this tea but I am already past my caffeine limit today. I have not decided if I will save the leaves for tomorrow or not. The defining character of this tea was it’s smoothness. It was a nice sweet tea from early on with some apricoty sweetness developing in later steeps.
I steeped this tea 14 times in an 80ml Kamjove with 5.1g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, 1.5 min, 2 min, 2.5 min and 3 min.