This tea was fairly tasty. It was both strong and bitter in the early steeps. Despite being a 2005 tea it had a fair amount of fermentation flavor in the early steeps. This was a tea however with a strong start and a weak finish. It was very strong for the first few steeps but was quickly played out. I gave it ten steeps of which the last four were weak. This was not from lack of tea. I used 10.5g in a 170ml teapot. Using this ratio I have gotten other teas to go ten strong steeps but not this one. It did eventually lose its fermentation flavor and its bitterness. It was also played out too fast.

I brewed this tea ten times in a 170ml teapot with 10.5g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and let it rest for ten minutes. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 min.

Flavors: Bitter, Earth

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 6 OZ / 170 ML

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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.


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