I have this tea from… ehem… very long time, order was placed in May 2021. I tried it once, closed the bag with strong clipper and opened just once again when sending a sample to derk.
I have decided to fullfill ashmanra’s sipdown prompt — A tea for joyful solitude and meditation because this tea seems best to me for that prompt.
I decided to gongfu it this time, using 8 grams (a little overleafed maybe?) for my 125 ml gaiwan, which was full with leaf. When I infused the leaf for first time, the volume of leaf is half; however still very full gaiwan. So, I guess I never used whole volume of my gaiwan in this session.
I did in total 8 steeps, from 10 seconds long to 40 seconds, with very small increments and only the last one was the watery one.
In between I got very meadow like tea, with hints of herbals (thyme comes to mind), honey notes, a little astringency peeks out as well. The liquor is very viscous, as derk noticed, not much hay, but straw this time.
As of fruity notes, I can point out some stonefruits, however they aren’t much present. There is also yellow melon note a little bit.
I was drinking this tea while studying again, so not so much joyful, but for sure solitude. For those who do meditations, I believe this one could work for them as well. It has got some relaxing properties I assume.