First off, I tend to go for bold, mostly heavier roasted teas. But I was intrigued by this tea’s back story, and the puerh-type processing. I started with a brew in my gaiwan, but that was not really as satisfying as I expected. For my tastes, this needs to be put in a glass, and steeped and re-steeped all morning long. I let it brew for a good 3 or 4 minutes (with boiling water) before I drink the first bit. The fairly complex flavor has a gentle sweetness that lasts as long as the tea, but there are also herb and soft-wood notes – and something else I can’t put my finger on. The energy I get from this is truly uplifting. and I can get a lot of work done.
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML