This is a fairly inexpensive tea from Yunnan Sourcing. It is a good and tasty tea. It has nearly cleared. There is really almost no fermentation flavor to this tea, I think I detected a little in the first couple of steeps. It has little bitterness to it. It’s got a nice sweet note going for it. I’d not say chocolaty but perhaps woody in nature, but not in an unpleasant way. Very hard to accurately describe the sweet note on this one. I only gave this one eight steeps because I have plans this afternoon and need to get going, but I’m sure it would have gone twelve or fifteen steeps. It’s still quite dark in color.
I steeped this tea eight times in a 150ml ru kiln gaiwan with 12.2g 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, and 30 sec. This is a very nice aged tea for the price. A lot of companies would sell this for a lot more but Yunnan Sourcing had it at a reasonable price.
Flavors: Earth, Sweet