The first tasting notes with pictures!
9g of leaf in a 13cl pot. Rinse, 15s, 15s, 20s, 45s.
Dry leaf aroma: Just a roasty aroma.
Wet leaf aroma: Roast and malt.
1: As the tea was cooling a bit, I got a strong whiff of cigar smoke. Checking to see if it came from the tea, I noticed the faintest smell of smoke in the tea. Tasting it, it's very smooth and mellow. Roast and malt combines to make the mellow and lightly sweet tea. Even with the strong roast, a strong aftertaste similar to dancong still manages to come out.
2: Some cream and spice came out.
3: Note to self: 20 seconds is too short.
4: 45 seconds is too short.
Even with the strong roast, the leaves are still quite green.
The pictures actually turned out to be very helpful. I haven't taken pictures of all the infusions before, so I never knew if the color of each infusion was consistent or not. The first two infusions have almost the same color, but the third is much lighter in color. If I took pictures of the other one, it probably would have been more consistent with the third infusion.
As for the tea, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the tea. For 9 dollars, I wasn't expecting the tea to be as good as it was.