This is an excellent tea with very little fermentation flavor. It is actually 2010 tea pressed in 2014 so has aged a bit. I was a little skeptical about the description of this tea on the puerhshop page. The page describes coffee and cocoa notes as well as plum and black currant notes. This is actually not far off although the specifics are open to interpretation. I definitely got the coffee, cocoa, and plum notes. I think I get the black currant notes in later steeps although I am not sure. In any case it is an excellent and complex tea at an excellent price.

I steeped this 6 times in a 207ml Taiwan Clay Teapot with 10g leaf and boiling water. I steeped it for 10 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 30 sec, and 1 min. It did not get appreciably weaker even in the sixth steep. It is an excellent tea at an excellent price.

Flavors: Cocoa, Coffee, Plum

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 7 OZ / 207 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Login or sign up to leave a comment.



I am Allan. I live and work in Long Island, New York. I have been amassing a tea collection for nearly two years and have spent way too much money. I now try to buy mostly Puerh as I like it most and it lasts nearly forever. Black tea has a habit of going bad. If anyone is interested in tea swaps I am open to ideas and have quite a cupboard.


Bay Shore, NY

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer