This is a young sheng puerh, but it is hands down my favorite puerh thus far. The first couple of steeping (after rinsing the leaves) are very fast at under 10 seconds. Then I extend it from there. The astringency to this tea has this amazing sweet note in the background that I absolutely love. As with any sheng puerh if you oversteep it will be pretty harsh (bitter), but get it right and you can get a solid 10 steeps out of these leave. I have a dedicated YiXing teapot for sheng puerh teas (220cc I think).