Overall this is a nice ripe tea. The fermentation taste has nearly completely faded despite the fact that there is no taste of wet storage. The tea liquid stayed a nice clear amber throughout all seven steeps. I am going to brew some more for photographs with my two flash setup but probably won’t end up drinking the rest but who knows sometimes cold shou tastes good. This was not a spectacular tea but was overall a good performer. I didn’t get any chocolate notes but there was a distinct fruity taste even if I can’t pin it down to a specific fruit. This was overall a sweet tea with little bitterness. At only $35 this one is definitely worth the price. I would not be surprised if it could be found cheaper on Taobao but then you have to pay an agent.

I steeped this tea seven times in an approximately 180ml Yixing teapot with 11g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse. This one I gave a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, and 25 sec.

Flavors: Fruity

Boiling 11 g 6 OZ / 180 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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