4.9g King Ginseng, 200f, 100 mL gaiwan, Brita water
dry leaves smell of osmanthus.
Wet leaves smell of smoke.
30s: tastes sweet, slight osmanthus, some smoke.
30s again: smoky and bitter, before more floral notes appear.
I couldn’t continue with this. I have developed a strong aversion towards any osmanthus notes in teas and perfumes. Drank with a suitemate who also couldn’t pick up on any ginseng in the two infusions we did. Maybe it shows up later, but I couldn’t bring myself to continue.