|Rabbit enjoyed having his boat filled with the initial tea rinse water|
Tie Guan Yin modern green style Superior Grade from Life In Teacup company
It opened very fast, yet the first brew, after an initial quick rinse was very light. I actually enjoyed that a lot, very hot water with a slight tinge of grass. Since this was my morning tea I was glad I started off light. My second and third steeps are gradually more flavorful, but I am unused to this astringency in the teas I have been sampling. It makes me wonder if this isn't a good tea to eat with dinner? I think it might well be. Very reminiscent of Chinese teas I have had in the past when eating at a Chinese restaurant. Wonder if I am right about that? It has a strong mineral taste that lingers more than I am comfortable with. Next I will adjust brewing parameters and try it the way I bet I will like it more, at a lower temperature of course! Will continue to steep another two or three times at about 175, see how that goes. As always look forward to my guides emails to enrich this already abundant tea adventure I am on. More research to follow!