Got so cold walking in the wind by Boston Harbor; so, I could not enjoy Championship Black from Taiwan more than I am. Leaves are not big, particularly soft, nor bringing the word, "bling" to my mind. Taste is fruity and there is enough body and slight touch of malty sweetness. I'll look up "trichomes" and report on that later. Delicious!
Started weighing my tea and using the same temperatures for each round. 1.5 grams for 110 ml (about 4 oz.) of 98C water is perfect for me. Relatively short steeping allows fruit flavors to be appreciated more; so, I steep quickly for the first 2 rounds; third round I steep much longer (1 - 3 minutes instead of 20 - 40 seconds) to get a more traditional deeper drink of black tea (only slightly more dynamic this way than the cheaper black tea from Taiwan that I also drink).
Good to see you posting, teaformeplease. Cheers