First few steeps have pretty heavy chocolatey flavor. I actually prefer to do a wash with this tea, as the first steep can be a little intense. There are floral undertones to the chocolate flavor which take the prominent position after about the 4th or 5th steeping. A pleasant (though threatens to be too intense in early steeps) astringency (not tannic) pervades through all but the last few steepings. I can get a solid 8 steepings out of this, and and 10 if I really feel like it.
Flavors: Astringent, Chocolate, Floral