Brewed in my larger gaiwan this time with about 7grams of tea. After drinking the tea and then reading my first review I have to say this tea hasn’t really changed, It’s nice and smooth but a bit on the thin side with no special qualities as far as qi or mouthfeel go. A nice shu but nothing special. Changing my rating from 82 —> 79.
Not a full review, just impressions from my first session.
Good body and mouth feel, qi is a bit light but warming. I brewed the tea about 8 times before switching to long brews and eventually boiling. The main profile was woody with a light hint of chocolate-like richness. A bit thinner than expected after about 4 brews. I’ll up the amount of tea next time for sure. There was a distinct spicy aroma that lingered even through boiling. along side it was the oatmeal note I get from most 10-20 yr old shu’s. I’ll update this after I’ve brewed the tea one or two more times.
Flavors: Chocolate, Oak wood, Oats, Spicy, Stonefruits, Wet Earth