I steeped 3 oz. of this in a medium gaiwan (4 oz.) with boiling water for 3 seconds per infusion.
The initial taste definitely has a buttery or creamy mouth feel. The first sips of each cup taste light and feel smooth. Towards the end of each cup I notice a slightly bitterness that lingers after each sip. This aftertaste is not a smokey bitterness so much as an over-steeped bitterness.
I may have over-steeped this tea or maybe I should have used cooler water. This may be the first black tea that I have over-steeped gongfu style.
I do enjoy the initial taste of each cup. I will try steeping in cooler water next time.