This one was good, but not as good as I remember. I recently restocked on this. I had used it up a while ago. It is possible however that my new Yixing gaiwan sucked some of the flavor out of this tea. I had not seasoned the gaiwan yet. The tea was bittersweet at the start with a fair amount of fermentation flavor. That flavor was a bit unpleasant. It did become a nice sweet ripe puerh over the course of ten steeps. I guess you could say it developed some chocolate notes in there. But I didn’t notice a fruity taste like with some ripe. Perhaps that note would have come out in a few more steeps.
I steeped this ten times in a 150ml Yixing gaiwan with 12.2g leaf and boiling 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, 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 min.
Flavors: Chocolate, Dark Bittersweet, Earth, Sweet