This reminds me a lot of an IPA. Not exactly bitter, but dancing on the edge of bitterness. There were floral/wood notes, with a hint of citrus rind. At the very first steep I learned that this one cannot take high temperatures or a long steep time (not right away, at least). It’s a no go. I backed off quickly, which helped a lot. However, after the sixth steep, it started to lose flavor. I suppose the tea to water ratio didn’t guarantee a long session (5g/120 ML).
It was good, but I enjoyed the roasted Dancong much much more; however, I drank that much more quickly.
Album Pairing: The Protomen Act II: The Father of Death
Note on this band/album: My boss knew that I listen to all things music. They knew that I love to read, write, and nerd out from time-to-time. They suggested this group to me, and within a month, I may have listened to it over 10 times. ;P