I would say that this tea has aged well in the past 9 years. It brews a dark amber soup with wet leaves that have exceptional aroma. Due to the low compression, this tea does open up rather quickly – around the first or second steeping. The soup has practically no bitterness and a refreshing sweetness to it. I find it to have a high degree of astringency – a tea for those who enjoy the dry, puckering mouthfeel. Also, the soup seems to be rather 1-dimenional revealing only a fixed profile. A nice tea but nothing too spectacular, in my opinion.