Sipdown! I thought there was a little too much leaf for one ordinary session, but not enough for two, so I dumped everything into my 120 ml teapot. It ended up being about two-thirds full of gorgeous golden buds, which told me I was in this for the long haul. Using 195F water, I steeped this tea for 8, 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 120, and 180 seconds
This session is similar to previous ones, although stretched out over a longer number of steeps. The first two steeps are milk chocolatey and sweet, and the tea gets darker and breadier as the session progresses. After the tea is finished, my cup smells like it’s been coated with baker’s chocolate. A nice thick mouthfeel shows up around the fifth steep and sticks around for a while, though the tea starts to get drying around the tenth infusion.
This was one of my best purchases from Yunnan Sourcing in 2016, and I’m sad to see it go.