In any case, reminds me of 'shake' which I haven't thought about in 30 years, ( the last time I partook of the weed!).
Brewed the generous sample of almost 6 grams with water at about 180 in a 5 ounce gaiwan which is quickly becoming my vessel and brewing parameters of choice when brewing new teas. If the water is close to boiling I tend not to like the tea at all.
Taste was very unremarkable but not unpleasant, color was pale. I bet I am not getting the best possible first impression here, am I?
On to the next sample!
Hope I can depend on Verdant Tea in the future to impress me more than this initial offering.
UPDATE on the damaged Tieguan and a nice email from Verdant Tea...