So I drank this tea the other day, and my note didn’t get saved. :( Figured I’d give it another go so I could record some information on it.
Lat time I believe I did about 3.5 grams/100 ml at 80C. Today I did 5 grams/100 ml at 85C. Definitely noticing a more impactful flavor. It’s vegetal as it was the first time I had it, just stronger. Not getting much of a scent from the liquor itself, but the leaves also have a very green, vegetal scent. The wet leaves are also a very nice color. I want to say vibrant, but that’s not quite right, as they’re obviously not bright green. Just a very nice mix of clear light and dark greens.
15 seconds. The leaves have really expanded a good bit more on the second steep and I’m still getting a good flavor, plus more of an aroma from the liquor itself. The more of this steep I drink, the more my mouth fills with this vegetal flavor, and it really has started to linger.
The flavor carries on into the third and fourth steeps, with some umami notes coming out. By the fifth steep the flavor has started to mellow out. The flavor has decreased more in the sixth steep and is finally starting to give way to some (not at all unpleasant) bitterness, which mingles nicely with what flavor is still lingering. I definitely think I prefer this temperature and these steep times compared to what I had the other day!
Seconds per steep
Flavors: Green, Umami, Vegetal