Had an amazing tea last night, but was too lazy to write it up as I was drinking. Jungpana Yellow Darjeeling from Norbu
was just amazing: floral, sweet, but a touch of astringency/herbal/spicy that was reminiscent of a white tea, that little edge that tells you this is not an oolong. As he describes, I could not make it bitter. I was not planning on reviewing my first attempt with a bit of the sample from my last order, so I did not measure. What I can remember is that I used a small amount of tea--probably less than 2 grams--in a very small shiboridashi
by Shawn McGuire, and brewed with 195 water for about 3 minutes, and it was terrific, and I got 2 more of these 'western' brews out of it with continued enjoyment. Probably could have gotten a 4th but bedtime intervened. I can see why it won an award!