An Ode to Tea challenge – P
Precious Poundcake! I despaired! I was distracted and went an entire minute (or more) on that first steep. I haven’t had a sheng in a while! My mind blanked! Only 30 seconds is my usual steep method!!! The first sips tasted like an overdone sheng… but then behold, the flavor of poundcake was there once again. A hint. But gone for all four steeps. No hints. The one minute steep seemed to set all the other steeps up for failure. I’m wondering if even much shorter steeps even for Western steeping works much better for this? Like water cooled to lukewarm and steeped for 15 seconds at a time? I looked at my first tasting note afterwards, and the magic of this one is waiting almost an entire hour for the water to cool. I’m smacking myself in the face for not looking at my old note before steeping. I’m very sad about this steep session compared to the last one!
2021 sipdowns: 52