5g, 90mL EoT hongni, Brita tap, boiling. cake edges so fair bit of dust, but not much bitterness at all. dry leaf is pretty classic YQH sweet mushroomy. No surprises. 1x rinse, didn’t time but pot has a pretty slow pour. wet leaf is also standard minty herbal medicinal, with something tart and almost acidic in there as well. I already had quite a bit of caffeine this morning, so that could be why, but this tea didn’t affect me much. Some warming and slowing, but people usually seem to report sedative feelings from this. Pretty good texture given water that usually thins out immediately. Taste was essentially linear. Really strong mushroom backbone. There’s hints of floral and medicinal notes occasionally, and some odd nuances similar to tomato and raw olives. Some sweetness in aftertaste, but not very strong. Middling session overall, and tossed into thermos after like 5 steeps total (pushed for long steep times). Thermos was nice texture, but basically no taste and a kind of honeyed edge. Hopefully subsequent sessions will be more exciting because I have quite a bit to work through…

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