This was a tasty tea. It had a moderate amount of fermentation flavor left. I would say the fermentation flavor began to dissipate after the second steep. By the fifth steep it was gone. It was fairly fruity in nature. Can’t say I noticed fruit loops like Rich’s review, but that is not far off. The write up on puerhshop.com specifies dark cherry, dried plum, and raspberry. That is also a reasonable interpretation of the fruity notes. I didn’t notice the mushroom notes that Rich mentioned but I wasn’t looking and could have missed them. Overall, I liked this tea. Not incredible, but really good for the price, I think $14.95 or so.
I steeped this eight times in a 207ml Taiwan Clay Teapot with 8g leaf and boiling water. I steeped it for 10 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min, and 5 min. There was a noticible fall off in strength and flavor both around the sixth steeping. I would say that this tea had about two or three more steeps in it had I wanted to push it. This was a good tea to try and I hope it ages well.