This is a relatively nice tea with wet storage notes for the first two steeps and fermentation flavoe for about the first five or six steeps. There was a slight bitterness to this tea but not enough to bother me. The unusual thing about this tea is it comes compressed into a cylinder shape. It was loosely compressed. After a few steeps a nice sweet note emerged and developed over the course of twelve steeps. By the twelfth steep you might call it a fruity note with a little bit of bamboo too.

I steeped this tea twelve times in a 160ml solid silver teapot with 13.8g 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, and 2 minutes. There were still a few steeps in the leaves but I simply had had enough tea and don’t have the patience for the longer steeps.

Flavors: Bitter, Earth, Fruity, Sweet, Wet Wood

Boiling 13 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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