The leaves are very small and dry. This is a "medium" roast:
The first steep is light. The flavor is unique. I don't have a ton of experience with Yaupon tea.
It's better than you think it will be. I originally ordered it because I was excited at the prospect of a caffeinated plant native to the US.
I expected it to be bad but the flavor is interesting enough.
The leaves in the gaiwan are very pretty:
As you can imagine, the pours were not fun. Western style makes more sense but I am glad I tried this.
You can see that the liquid has gotten darker by the 3rd steep:
I went a little longer and wrapped things up.
Does anyone else on here drink Yaupon? It's certainly new to me.
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