This is a very tasty ripe with a fair amount of fermentation flavor left. I’d say I noticed the fermentation flavor through the fourth steep. There were some notes of chocolate or cocoa, don’t know which is a better description. It had a sweet flavor from the beginning. It definitely developed a fruity flavor in later steeps. This was good puerh. One side note, I did in steeps one and two notice a slight sour taste but it was not prevalent. I steeped the hell out of this tea giving it twelve steeps and it would have gone a few more. However, I am eternally watching my caffeine and it is too late for more tea.

I steeped this tea twelve times in a 110ml Yixing Teapot with 8.5g 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, and 2 min. The tea liquid was not very weak at twelve steeps. I’m sure it would have gone fourteen or more had I wanted to continue.

Flavors: Chocolate, Earth, Fruity, Sweet

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 OZ / 110 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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