Rinsed leaves have a strong aroma of dried fruit, most prominently apricot. Sip starts off soft and non-definite but finishes with a faint impulse of roasted nuts married with some vegetal qualities. With middle infusions the vegetal flavor comes into greater prominence—straw with a hint of astringency but this tea is still soft. Broth remains honey toned throughout the session, but softens with later infusions. 10s steep was likely too long and allowed for some increased bitterness from the tea in the earlier infusions.
brewed in 80 ml porcelain gaiwan
Flavors: Apricot, Dried Fruit, Roast Nuts, Straw, Vegetal