5g in 140ml Yixing pot.
Dry leaf doesn’t smell ike much, but leaves in warm pot smell incredibly spicy and warm: I get distinctive Cayenne/chili and black pepper.
1st infusion: 91˚C, 0:25
– Aroma of wet leaves is intoxicating: sweet, stone fruit, with a hint of smoke.
– Liquor is a medium peachy amber colour. Flavour is mild, unremarkable. No astringency but no sweetness either. Not picking out any distinctive notes here. This is probably just the “rinse” haha.
2nd infusion: 92˚C, 0:30
– I’m really not getting much flavour here. Will hit it harder next round.
3rd infusion: 97˚C, 0:30
– Quite a bit of astringency and slight bitterness now. Not my favourite.
I’m not experienced in how ageing affects a tea, so maybe this might be good if kept, but I don’t like this enough as it is to purchase.
Flavors: Black Pepper, Chili, Stonefruit