This tea is strong and somewhat bitter. It was quite tasty though. It stayed bitter throughout the first four or five steeps and then a sweet note emerged. This is an excellent tea for the price. At $18.50 it’s not a big risk in a tea. I think it’s got a lot of potential. If only my pumidor wasn’t full. I will have to dry store this one and see what happens. I’m not really sure how to describe the sweet note that emerged. There was still a bitter aftertaste even with this sweet note.

I brewed this tea eight times in a 120ml gaiwan with 9.3g leaf and 190 degree water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, and 30 sec.

190 °F / 87 °C 9 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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I am Allan. I live and work in Long Island, New York. I have been amassing a tea collection for nearly two years and have spent way too much money. I now try to buy mostly Puerh as I like it most and it lasts nearly forever. Black tea has a habit of going bad. If anyone is interested in tea swaps I am open to ideas and have quite a cupboard.


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