Second steeping of these leaves. Still love it, but I’ve got a good tip:
Don’t overdo it with the amount of leaves. I used what I thought was the recommended amount in the first steeping, as Red Blossom recommended slightly more leaves than the average Oolong brew, before realizing just how tightly rolled the leaves were. When they got wet and expanded, they filled my teapot. Wow, they REALLY expand!
Today I removed about half of the leaves, put them in my backup teapot to save for later, and tried brewing with a lesser amount.
Same big, bold, uber smooth but still thick buttery feel, and the straw and grass undertones were still present and accounted for.
Love this tea!