2003 CNNP HK Custom 8582
5.6g, 100 mL gaiwan, Brita filtered tap
2x 5s rinse
dry leaf smells of dirt and musty basement
wet leaves smell woody
3s: surprised by the dark color. brew smell has a hint of grain. light and slight sweet taste.
5s: color looks like a shou puer color-wise. A bit of a medicinal note to the taste. Slightly thickened broth. A slight earthy taste, with a tiny bit of cooling on aftertaste.
7s x2: slight bit of bitterness w/ the medicinal taste that moves to a peppery aftertaste
7s x3: aromatics of wet wood
10s x2: something bamboo-like, or perhaps just a lighter woodiness. still slight sweet delving into a slight pepper on finish.
12 x3: leaves have lost most of woody smell by this point. soup has lightened in color
20s x3: something reminds me of dried jujubes
still went on for a few steeps, though continually lightening after. Brewed this alongside midterms a few months back and going off old notes here. Very impressed by the longevity of this for the price; I do think it’s worth trying at least once.