This is a fairly nice ripe puerh. I was taking a bit of a chance in ordering it as it is froom a new EBay seller. It was bittersweet at the start with a fair amount of fermentation taste. That taste was a little unpleasant but not fishy. It slowly evolved into a fairly nice sweet ripe puerh with a bit of a fruity note by the tenth steep although I couldn’t pin it down to a specific fruit. It was a very strong and dark tea. If I wanted to continue I am quite sure I could get another five or six steeps out of it but ten steeps from a 160ml teapot is quite a lot of tea.
I steeped this tea times in a 160ml solid silver teapot with 14.1g 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, and 1 minute.
Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Earth, Fruity, Sweet