Being newer to Pu’erh, I did’t find as much complexity as others, but I thought this was a big powerful young Sheng. It was all a bit much for my mate!
The wet leaves smelt deep and savory. 1st steep it had an oily mouthfeel, initially on the palate a deep hay note and some bitterness. There was apricot fruitiness and later sweetness. 2nd steep : opening up with more mild pleasant bitterness and later vegetal sweetness, broad beans. 3rd steep more oily sweetness starting to come thru early and by steep 5 it was somewhat sweeter, with huigan that just kept on coming. I went for a big steep for no 9: sweet and bitter, cloying with some oily character left, long aftertaste.
8g gaiwan 2 rinses & 10min rest. Steeps (sec): 10; 10:15 : 15: 25 : 30 :45 45 :90 : 80 : 90: 90