Ending today’s caffeine with a mouthful of butter. It even smells buttery in the packet.
This is, I gather from the name, an Alishan. It’s made up of rolled balls of tea that are dark to medium green, with some stems in the mix.
After rinsing, I steeped in the gaiwan at 195F starting at 15 sec.
The tea is a light, butter yellow color, clear, and has a slightly floral scent. But the main smell is butter.
The subsequent steeps: butter.
Fortunately, I love butter.
Now I must go lie down as I woke up with a sore throat, and it isn’t really getting better.
Flavors: Butter, Floral