blairswhitaker wrote:anyone ever brew this? I am not a black tea drinker but thought I would give this a try, not really sure what kind of leaf to water ratios to go with. tried brewing it like i would a keemun and it was NOT good just incredibly bitter.
Often, when I get a tea I don't know anything about, I will use a shiboridashi, 100ml approx., 5g of leaf. Short brew maybe 10-15sec. This should give you some idea of which direction to pursue. Black teas often perform very well with gongfu style brewing.