I have to say that this tea has aged wonderfully (and fast!). I just wish I had more to see it develop further, today I finished it. Most of the astringency is gone by now, even though the bottom of the pouch had some broken leaves. It has a full body with a fantastic buttery and bubbly mouthfeel. The fragrance is also strong, although not necessarily stronger than I remember it. It is different now though, and reminds me of a lighter oxidized autumn flush Darjeeling. The taste is sweeter, more spicy and well rounded and balanced overall. It also gained in complexity as far as I can recall. I enjoyed it a lot.
For this session alone I would rate it close to 90 in fact.
Flavors: Apricot, Astringent, Bark, Cardamom, Cherry Wood, Clay, Dried Fruit, Drying, Malt, Molasses, Pepper, Rose, Spicy, Sweet, Tart