Bought a sample of this when Scott ran his sale on 2016 Yunnan Sourcing teas. It is pretty good raw puerh. I’m not sure if I like enough to spend the approximate $120 that he charges. It had a sweet note in the start. Some bitterness crept in after the leaves had opened up but this did not last. And the sweet note returned, sweeter than before. Not sure if I would use the term apricots but it was just about as sweet as any raw puerh gets. I did enjoy this tea. As to qi, maybe some, I’m feeling relaxed but I can’t be sure about the qi of this one. It certainly isn’t strong or doesn’t seem so. Overall this was a very good tea.
I steeped this tea twelve times in a 150ml gaiwan with 7.3g 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, 1 min, 1.5 min, and 2 min. I certainly could have kept going the leaves weren’t done. There was maybe another four or five steeps in them I would guess.
Flavors: Bitter, Sweet