A good tea when brewed at the right temperature
July 23, 2012
The dry tea is a mix of broken leaves and stems with a pleasant aroma. I was surprised at how much I needed to make up my usual 1.1g tea / 4 oz water ratio. Weighing this tea is recommended to determine amount to use.
The brewed tea has a amber-orange color. When brewed for 1 minute at 170 degrees F, the tea had a pronounced woody taste and aroma. Reducing the temperature to 160 degrees removed the woody taste and aroma, exposing floral and grassy qualities.
I usually get 3 steeps per batch, of 1 minute, 2 minutes, and 4 minutes.
Once I found out how to reduce the woodiness, I find this an enjoyable drink.