Overall this tea wasn’t terrible. It was however not all that great. It started out with a note I can only call turpentine and a lot of bitterness and astringency. There was a massive drying sensation to this tea. It did improve dramatically over twelve steeps. It developed into something smooth with a sweet note. By the twelfth steep it was actually enjoyable. This one might be a good candidate for aging.
I brewed this tea twelve times in a 150ml gaiwan with 8.2g leaf and 190 degree water. I gave it a 10 second rinse. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, 1.5 min, and 2 min.
Flavors: Bitter, Sweet