This is an average quality ripe puerh that has aged well. It is not incredibly complex although there were some interesting notes there. I wasn’t paying close enough attention to pin them down. There was virtually no fermentation flavor left proving it is actually a 2006 tea and not a more recent vintage sold as such. I used a little more leaf than usual but got ten steepings out of it.
I steeped 5.6g of leaf in an 130ml Yixing teapot with boiling water. I steeped it for 15 sec, 15 sec, 15 sec, 15 sec, 15 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, and 2 min. It was very light bodied in the first steep with no fermentation flavor evident. There was a touch, just a touch of fermentation flavor in the second and third steeping, and none thereafter. It was slightly bitter in the early infusions but also somewhat sweet throughout. Later infusions got progressively weaker but were acceptably strong. It was good but probably not good enough to buy more of.