Soft, smooth, floral for the first five steeps. The aroma reminds me a little of a cocktail I’ve had a few times that is flavored with orange flower water. Starts to get a little bitterness and astringency in the 6th steep, holds up pretty well through the 10th with 5 sec increments in steeping time. Upping the increments to 10 sec, starts to feel a little thin after the 12th steep, though there’s still floral perfume, mouth-coating astringency, and some lingering sweetness.
Around the 15th steep I start spacing out and forgetting to drink the tea after I pour it.
18th steep, it’s starting to taste a little tart, and less astringent, still with a lingering sweet perfume aftertaste. I’m up to 2 minute steeps and am going to bump the increment to 15 sec.
Finally knocking it off after 22 infusions, with the last steeping time of 3:30. I’ve had a liter and a half of tea, and one urgent trip to the bathroom. No tea sweat though. I will be interested to note how long this sweet/tart/floral aftertaste lingers.