This is another tasty ripe tea from Berylleb King Tea. Judging by the picture people have mistook this for a Golden Needle White Lotus, which it does look like. I think the quality level of this tea is up there with that tea. It was sweet from the beginning with a fair amount of fermentation flavor. I did develop some notes that you could call chocolate or cocoa and did develop a fruity note in later steeps. This tea is not quite as pricy as the Golden Needle White Lotus. Price wise it is a little less. It is also a little smaller being a 200g bing. Judging by the color of the tea in the steep twelve I would say this tea would easily go fifteen steeps or more. This is no cheap puerh.

I steeped this tea twelve times in a 60ml gaiwan with 4.2g 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. If I wasn’t always watching my caffeine intake I would definitely give this one a few more steeps.

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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