This tea was reasonably nice but nothing out of the ordinary. It was by no means spectacular. It was fairly cheap. It started out with a bit of an unpleasant taste but I rerally didn’t identify the note. About the third or fourth steep I noticed a note of whiskey but without the intensity of whiskey mind you. It did slowly develop into something sweet. I am not entirely sure what to call it. This is not a tea I would buy again but hopefully it will get drunk over the next few years. It is one that I think needs a good five more years of aging. It never brewed up to the color of black coffee like some ripe but was a nice amber color throughout all ten steeps I gave it.
I brewed this ten times in a 150ml gaiwan with 10.9g 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. I have decided not to recommend or not recommend this tea. I am not sorry for having bought it but probably would not buy it again.