1. The broken leaves in Rou Gui #2 was really the problem. Broken leaves release the tea essence too quickly and can cause the astringency. Broken leaves should sell for less than whole leaf tea.

    • Tristan Jordan

      Yeah, not every leaf was broken but on average the leaves were more broken than #1. The astringency could be managed with very quick brews, but the flavor still seemed less complex than #1. With this stuff in mind I was surprised that #2 sold for a higher price than #1

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