Thank you to the good tea friend who gave me this sample. I would say that this is good tea, but that would be an understatement. I think that this may be the tastiest sheng puerh I have ever drank. I drank it without any sugar, which is unusual for me. I’d say it got less bitter as I resteeped it but that would suggest it had any noticeable bitterness at all. There was no noticeable bitterness to this tea from the first steep. It was sweet from the beginning with notes of apricots and stonefruits along with I think a little bit of smoke. This tea also seemed to have a potent qi, it had quite an effect on me, I was almost teadrunk. I have to obtain a cake of this when I have the budget for an order from Teaurchin.
I steeped this eleven times in a 120ml gaiwan with 6.1g leaf and boiling water. I steeped it for 10 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, 1.5 min, 2 min, 2.5 min and 3 min. I still have the leaves to this and may resteep it a couple more times tomorrow.
Flavors: Apricot, Stonefruits