1.5 tdp for 300mL water @95C, steeped 4 minutes.
Dry leaf is very pretty with long twisty leaves and lots of gold tips. I’m not seeing any twigs.
Wet leaf smells of malt and honey and that faint tang of copper that many Ceylons have. I’m not catching any of the astringency in the scent. A slight scent of toasted grains (like Grape-Nuts cereal).
Liquor is steeping to an attractive dark copper.
Mmmm, this is lovely. No astringency or pucker. No strong coppery tang. Lots of dark honey and toasted grains. I expect this would get pucker if steeped much longer, so if you like that, go for a longer steep. Me, I’ll just sip this now and smile.