a tea with a price of $40/g. was very generously treated to some 1993 DHP over the weekend, brewed in 3 different vessels. 3 different presentations
in the flat purple clay, the tea was layered between steeps, the light osmanthus note coming out in the first brew, the orchid notes in the 3rd, with the underlying cinnamon note gradually increasing with intensity through the steeps. the brew was mellow, smooth, gentle.
in the shiragaki, the orchid notes came out in the first brew, the tea became "sharper" in characteristics, although the body was diminished as a result
in the red clay, the brew did not come out in layers between steeps, but layers within each brews itself. body was full, 韵味 was central
same tea, different vessels, extremely different outcomes