This was an excellent tea. I got very little in the way of earthy notes from it. It had nearly cleared. I did get some sweet notes. One note that I can best describe as sweet bamboo shoots emerged in steep three and lasted a few steeps. Not sure what to call the notes that emerged after this. This was not what I would call a chocolaty shou. It was quite good. I steeped it twelve times and I had to stop myself from continuing because I had already had too much caffeine. I just went out on a limb and bought the whole 1 kg brick on this one and it was worth it.
I steeped this twelve times with a 150ml gaiwan and 11.1g leaf in 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.