This is a very nice ripe with a fair amount of fermentation flavor to it. Those who can’t stand fermentation flavor should avoid it. That flavor was just a bit unpleasant but not fishy. It was bittersweet at the start with some notes of dark chocolate in there. By about steep six both the fermentation and the bitterness were gone leaving a nice sweet ripe puerh. It is hard to say if the note of chocolate was gone too. Seems to be some note of that in the tenth steep but I am not really sure. This tea was overall very good although I would not call it spectacular. Definitely worth the price of a 100g cake at less than $10.

I steeped this ten times in a 160ml solid silver teapot with 14.3g 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, and 1 minute.

Flavors: Bitter, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Sweet

Boiling 14 g 5 OZ / 160 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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