This is a fairly tasty black tea. It is somewhat astringent. It has notes of malt, and somewhat less notes of chocolate. I don’t know if this tea can improve with age as it only looks like a puerh tea. Do black teas in cake form age? I don’t know. Still, this is a good value and a nice tea.
I steeped this tea six times in a 120ml gaiwan with 8.2g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse, mostly to break up the cake a little. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, and 20 sec.
Flavors: Astringent, Chocolate, Malt