My head hurts a little and my stomach says 'Stop for awhile, maybe, huh?' so after six initial steeps, not counting a bath and two rinses, I am taking a break.
As you can see from this photo of just the third steep the color is amazing. I decided to go ahead and make it in my Yixing pot which is new, and not truly seasoned. I felt that if the flavor were too strong the Yixing might help by stealing a bit of the flavor for me. Don't think that was needed, or happened, and I did NOT use the Yixing Cha Hai but it went right into a glass pitcher so I could see the color.
Total flash brews, or maybe five seconds at most. I don't want to over-brew this, especially since I am actually having a good exploration for the first time.
Also notice the tea company, Hidden Peak Tea-house says they sent 10 grams, but this weighed in at over 12! Nice. Not only do they have the prettiest website I've ever seen but they have a heavy hand with the scale too? Fabulous stuff!
|Photograph copyright Hidden Peak Tea House|