Preheated 85 ml gaiwan. Notes of chocolate, bitterness. No rinse, just 15 seconds first steep.
1st steep (aka rinse)
Quite sweet, but full bodied. Light smoke notes. Thick.
After almost 3 hours at garden. All humidity is in the leaves :)
15 seconds again.
Notes of smoke are still in, thick, dark chocolate.
Smoke more present, more dark chocolate notes, bit roasted. Very thick.
Smoke taste transformed into roasted notes. Interesting change. Also chocolate notes are disappearing.
It tastes like semi-roasted oolong. Roasted pears, maybe – with little of nice notes of bamboo. Very long mouth-feel.
Very similar to previous one, but bit weaker.
Roasted oolong with woody flavours. That would describe it best I think.
Some technical data:
85 ml gaiwan, preheated, then cold only.
4.5 grams of tea.
Drinking more than 4 hours, but three hours I did not made any single steep, as I was in garden.
Chocolate pairing: Framboise intense by Lindt.
In garden I had to showel lots of soil so all my body hurts. Mostly my back. Did some weeding too. Lots of “nipplewort” plants were there – I like the name and I have not seen them before there.
I was surprised it was so full in taste, and that it was like oolong a bit.
I have not passed today exam, but it was kind of expected. But it was not really hard. Much easier than expected, I just need to study more. Mostly theory.
I am going to work in summer – today I received an e-mail that they count with me and they will send me date for medical check-up.
Flavors: Bamboo, Dark Chocolate, Roasted, Smoke, Sweet, Thick