Delicious first and second flash brew, wonderful scents coming off the gaiwan lid and a different yet even more wonderful scent coming from the gaiwan cup itself. Third steep getting a wee astringent, I think perhaps I will remove some leaves for the next few steeps, especially since I am flash-brewing, I bet this astringency can be dealt with in that manner.
And ten minutes later, I was correct! To gongfu brew in a small gaiwan do not use 5 grams, I took about half out, and the next brews were mellow and the astringency and bitterness were gone! As usual, 'It's not the tea, it's me' is a good motto!
I have no idea how this tea is generally consumed and will be checking that out soon. Certainly no milk and sugar for me please, never! Updates to follow as I learn more about steep options.
Time to learn about Darjeelings, and what Arya means! And Ruby!