This tea was very good. It was heavily roasted. The roast profile was prominent for about six steeps. There was a sweeter note that began to emerge about this time. The roast profile was still noticeable for another four steeps. Only in the last two steeps was this sweet note the main note. Another reviewer mentioned notes of buttery and cream. I suppose that is one valid interpretation of the sweet note that was behind the roast. I did notice the GABA starting in steep eight. Overall I liked this tea.
I steeped this tea twelve time in a 120 ml gaiwan with 7.9g leaf and 190 degree 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.
Flavors: Roasted, Sweet