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The Subject: Temple of Heaven Gunpowder Tea from a local Asian market.
Tea type: Green
Scents, flavorings, etc.: N/A
Aroma, dry: Fresh, planty, slightly sweet
Aroma in the cup, plain: Hint of smokiness, planty
Taste, plain: No bitterness at first, slightly smoky
Aroma in the cup, enhanced: N/A
Taste, enhanced: N/A
2nd Infusion: About equal to 1st
3rd Infusion: Didn’t do (see comments)
Chilled: Smoky, not bitter, slightly cloudy
Tung Ting Oolong, I think the tea company assumes that their customers usually already know how to properly prepare the tea or are smart enough to figure it out for themselves. We went by the general steeping directions we have seen for Green teas.
Disclaimer: We bought this tea from a local store. However, the rating of the tea and any opinions concerning it are always strictly objective.