Bought a sample of this with my recent order. I did like this tea. It was bittersweet at the start with notes I would describe as bittersweet chocolate without the added sugar. The bitterness steeped out after about six steeps. There was some fermentation flavor to this tea but not a lot. It steeped out after a couple of steeps. Overall I liked this tea. However at the price they charge I’m not sure I would buy it.

I steeped this tea fourteen times in a 150ml gaiwan with 10.2g 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, 2 min, 2.5 min, and 3 min. The tea was not completely played out at fourteen steeps. I’m sure I could have gotten a few more steeps out of the leaves. This did seem like a high quality tea, I’m just not sure it’s worth the price of around $125. I did enjoy it quite a lot.

Boiling 10 g 5 OZ / 150 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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