Not entirely sure if I’m reviewing this in the right place but here goes. I do have the 2013 Loose Tea. I thought I had bought the 2014 but the package says 2013. This is an incredible tea, very tasty. Its got some bitterness in the early steeps and notes of what I would describe as apricots and stonefruits. There is no smoky flavor or camphor to this tea at all. I brewed this twelve times today. IT could probably have gone twenty steeps but I had had enough tea at twelve. That is a lot of tea.
I brewed this twelve times in a 150ml gaiwan with 7.2g leaf and 200 degree water. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min and 1.5 min.
Flavors: Apricot, Stonefruit