Got a free sample of this with my last order. This was an enjoyable tea in the end. In the beginning it was somewhat bitter. It had a strong bitterness that lasted a good eight steeps. After this a sweet note was able to emerge. I think you might even call that note apricots or stonefruits although I am undecided if it is that sweet. I gave this tea twelve steeps. As to qi, I’m not really sure. I seem to be relaxed but there was certainly no tea buzz from this one. It’s a definite maybe on the qi. Overall this was a good tea. The last few steeps tasted quite good. I gave it twelve in all.
I steeped this twelve times in a 150ml gaiwan with 7.3g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1min, 1.5 min, and 2 min. The leaves were not finished but I had had enough tea from this one. Plan to go drink something else.
Flavors: Bitter, Sweet