1TB for a tiny yixing pot, steep times varying from 10 seconds to five minutes, water at 100C.
Yes, water at 100C. The farmer said his shou mei leaves could withstand it, so I dared. Steeps range from a gentle, sweet and subtle grass white to a more oolong-like body — complete with cooling sensation on the tongue — to echoes of a gentle black tea. Complex and delicious. I can’t begin t pick out all the flavour notes.
Highly recommend. I only wish I’d remembered I had this tea before now. (It goes lost in my tea stash.)
I can;t wait to try it Western style.