nickE wrote:Ok, time for the 3rd grade review.
The leaves again smell herb-y and fresh. The mouthfeel is great, it's really quite buttery. The liquor is also a much deeper yellow than the previous 2 grades.
The leaves were particularly shredded, however. I found only a few whole leaves and I had to use my strainer. Perhaps I got bottom-of-the-bag leaf in my sample? I haven't seen anyone else comment on this so it might be the case. Due to this, there was some bitterness that I wasn't really expecting that creeped up during infusions 3-5.
It was still a really nice tea, but I think I prefer the 4th grade.
Chip wrote:However perhaps I scooped the bottom a bit more "effectively" for yours. Sorry!
teaskeptic wrote:#5...This is sounding pretty negative, but I think this is a good intro to tgy. Nothing really jumps at me, but I felt pretty nice afterwards, and that's a benefit I would probably take over any of the other usual attributes.