This is a fairly nice aged ripe with a moderate amount of wet storage flavor and no discernible fermentation taste. The wet storage taste was strong through four steeps. It was present to some degree even in the twelfth steep. Overall I do not think this is a good as the 1996 CNNP ripe cake that Yunnan Sourcing alsao sells. That one is also less money. I am not entirely sure how to describe the semi sweet notes that evolved in this brick. So I won’t try.
I steeped this tea twelve times in a 150ml teapot with 13g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, 1.5 min, and 2 minutes. Despite the wet storage taste I did enjoy this brick.