|"The overall flavor is sweet, light, and well-balanced. "|
Following Grand Tea’s instructions, I brewed the leaves at 85 °C for one minute. Once brewed, the tea gave off a fruity aroma. The first flavor that hit me was of apricot. There was also a vegetal quality, and a slightly acidic aftertaste, but no bitterness at all. Overall, the tea was sweet, light, and well-balanced.
A second brew, also at one minute, gave off an aroma of marzipan. It was less sweet than the first, with a slight bitterness, but was still well-balanced. Overall, the flavor was more vegetal than the first brew. A third brew at 90 seconds was surprisingly flavorful, with a fresh, grassy taste that reminded me of Silver needle White tea – probably resulting from the presence of downy buds.
This is a reasonably priced, good quality tea that definitely benefits from the addition of buds. I recommend it as a refreshing green tea, with enough complexity to keep it interesting.
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