Day 5 – Siam Tea Advent
Steep One: 2 minutes
Once steeped the resulting liquid is pale yellow in colour and bares very little scent, the only thing I can detect is flowers.
The flavour is also soft yet sweet with a hint of butter and fresh grass. Some dryness in the after taste.
Steep two: 3 minutes
Here we go, the leaves have opened more and unleashed their flavour.
Just like the first steep it’s soft and sweet with floral highs and a buttery finish. I can also taste toasted grass.
Still some dryness though the butter lingers in the mouth. Floral wise it’s on the cusp of reminding me of jasmine though on a milder scale.
Steep three: 4 minutes
Richer and flavourful with toasted grass, dry wood and a jasmine-esque floral finish. Slightly sour but still buttery and mineral tasting. Fresh in other words.
This is my favourite steep so far.
Steep four: 5 minutes
Ah, now it’s similar to the first steep. Very little remains at this point.
The after taste is floral with a hint of grass.
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