This is a very tasty tea from Aliexpress King Tea. This is good because I’d forgotten I had it and accidentally ordered another. I gave this fourteen steeps in a gaiwan that is advertised as 50ml but I’m told is actually 60ml. Whatever the size it was small enough that I could steep the hell out of this tea. I am feeling an effect from this tea now, for me a rarity. I would say that this ripe has some qi to it. I would say that there was a fair amount of fermentation flavor for the first four steeps. There was a sweet flavor from the beginning. There were some notes of chocolate in there. It even developed what you could call a fruity flavor. There was no fall off in taste for the first ten or so steeps. Somewhere around steep eleven the flavor began to fade but this lasted pretty well. Even in steep fourteen there is a nice amount of color to the tea. This is definitely a high quality ripe.

I steeped this tea fourteen times in a 60ml gaiwan with 4.3g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, 1.5 min, 2 min, 2.5 min and 3 min. The tea was pretty much played out at fourteen steeps although I suppose I could up the steep time to five minutes and get another steep out of it.

Flavors: Chocolate, Earth, Fruity, Sweet

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 2 OZ / 60 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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