This is a fairly nice ripe tea with bittersweet notes in the beginning and a fair amount of fermentation flavor. Both the bitterness and the fermentation persisted for about six steeps. I think it is probable to say there were some notes of chocolate in the mix too. After the fermentation was history a nice sweet note developed. Hard to say what to call it, it wasn’t really fruity but was definitely not a bitter note.

I steeped this twelve times in a 160ml Solid Silver Teapot with 16g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse. 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 was not finished at twelve steeps. I could have kept going for another four or five steeps but twelve steeps is a lot of tea.

Boiling 16 g 5 OZ / 160 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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