It is odd how you can drink a tea for a second time and get a completely different result. This time I found it was bittersweet at the start with notes of dark chocolate. After about four steeps this bitterness went away and a sweet note began to emerge. There was a little fermentation taste to this tea but not too much. It still needs five more years to clear. I am not sure how to describe the sweet note I tasted in the end, not quite fruity but almost. Overall this was a very good tea.

I steeped this twelve times in a 130ml gaiwan with 10.7g leaves 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 minutes. Judging by the color of the tea in the twelfth steep I would say there were another four to five steeps left if I wanted to continue.

Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Earth, Sweet

Boiling 10 g 4 OZ / 130 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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