Leafhopper sent me this tea, so thanks!
Apparently, it’s quite old tea, but two of those three notes are “quite new”. And I almost never toss tea out, and never without trying it first.

I had almost 5 grams (4.75 gr to be exact); used all leaf for single gongfu session. Steeped as Daylon did, that’s: 25, 35, 25, 45, 50, 70, 90 (seconds), 3 min.

I read also his note as well Leafhopper’s, and I agree with both of them. But one more year in this tea and flavours were a bit more faded I think, or my leaf/water ratio was different, as I was steeping that 5 grams in 125 ml gaiwan.

First notes were indeed fruity, not sure if I point out papaya, but tropic fruits were there for sure. Second steep made those notes even stronger, third was weaker again and in fourth it was gone completely.

Instead those fruits a chocolate notes apperead. However again, they were quite flat, and while longer steeps produced more darker chocolate, some steeps were like a milk chocolate and as well a little waxy chocolate for me, which is something I really don’t like. Maltiness in those later steeps were stronger and stronger and in the last steep it was just malt and nothing else.

Sadly, I don’t noticed any pastry notes which I was looking forward to.

I can imagine it was awesome tea, but sadly it seems it has suffered by age a lot and as well as my not so perfect storage did not helped either. I have checked a few shops which carry it out here — two of them not showing harvest year (which seems to be crucial), two of them are having prices out of my range.

195 °F / 90 °C 5 g 4 OZ / 125 ML

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