Brewed: Western Style
1st infusion: 2minutes @ 208F. A medium gold color with a sweet aroma tinged with grape/muscat. It has a sweet taste of grape with a mild astringency.
2nd infusion: 2.20 @ 208. A light yellow color. It smells of smoke with a more muted scent of grape. When tasting, it starts off smokey followed by grape with a slight mineral finish.
Gong Fu brewing:
1st infusion: 12 seconds @ 208F (1tsp). Color: very light green. There’s a nutty flavor & aroma to this tea that isn’t present in Western Style Brewing.
2nd infusion: 15 seconds — The aroma is sweet & nutty. The nutty flavor is more present with a mineral aftertaste and peppercorns.
I’m very surprised at the very different taste this tea has between gongfu and Western Style Brewing. It’s not even the same tea. I need to test this out more and will update this review as I go forward.