5.4g, gaiwan, 100mL

I brewed this past midnight during midterms prep, so I was cranky and didn’t continue infusing. Notes are sparse and probably reflect as much.

same dry leaf smell as rest of PS order: dates and dried fruit. Something is up with their storage or my nose. Maybe one, maybe both. First time getting a surprise with the leaves: leaves had a piece of straw/hay inside. lol.

212f, 1×5s rinse
200f: wet leaves exude strong smoke. Lots of stems in this sample.

5s: unpleasantly smoky. Hint of date on the aftertaste. Sharp note.

12s: Sharp and smoky. Cooling on aftertaste with slight sweet.

Preparation
5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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