This one has a very earthy dry leaf smell. Earth, wood. A tiny bit toasty.
195F, gaiwain. Rinse, 15 seconds +5 for each subsequent steep.
The first steep had a pale yellow color, but this intensified quite a bit to a serious golden. Like champagne, but even more intense. The aroma is pure stonefruit. Heavy on the stone, lighter on the fruit. Peach pits. And something else. Walnut, I think.
I took it through more steeps than I intended. It held up well, and went nicely with breakfast (pancakes). But having this with food corrupts one of its more wonderful aspects, its aftertaste.
It’s all about the aftertaste for me with this one. Sweet, fruity — and that’s where I find the plum.
Flavors: Earth, Peach, Stonefruit, Toasty, Walnut, Wood