The is a very cool tea. My first brewing today was just with a small
amount of leaf, carelessly done between other tasks getting ready for
work, and to fill the thermos. Not what the tea deserves, but I was
tired of waiting for a quiet evening gongfu session, which rarely
occurs. So….the bulk brewing alternative was tried, and even thus, this
tea is a winner. Didn’t measure grams for the 32oz or brewing times,
because it was done in such a hurry.
Warm, earthy, just lightly smoky, a little sweet, a little
I think the gongfu should be very revealing. But I’m torn between
practical considerations—should use the small gaiwans to keep the total
volume realistic—and aesthetics—I want to watch the lovely twists of
leaves open more fully in a glass container.
Still didn’t get around to weighing, but I have been enjoying this
one again off & on today, with a small gaiwain and the pino set to
near boiling. I’d guess I had about 2 grams of leaf in a 75mL gaiwain,
and I probably infused at least 10 times before lunch, let it sit for
another 8 hours, and am back to it again, and am now on the 3rd or 4th
infusion of round 2. Sweeter, still grounded with some earthiness, but
gently woody, not musty at all. Very very nice. And I’ve kept at it
long enough for the pretty twists to be opening into pretty intact
looking olive colored leaves.
I’m in love, and I only have a small sample, but is there really
room in the cupboard for another beeng?