It took me a while to get to drinking this tea. They are now out of stock. They no longer list it on their website so I couldn’t get a photo. This was pretty good overall. It started out fairly bitter and a little sour. Both these notes passed quickly and I was left with a sweet note and a flavor I don’t know how to describe that is I think typical liu bao. Maybe a little bit peaty, not sure if that is the word for this note. I know I have gotten similar notes from other liu bao teas in the past. This one had no traces of fermentation. I don’t even know for sure that this was a fermented liu bao or not. It also had no traces of wet storage, or any other storage notes I could detect. Overall I liked this tea.
I steeped this eight times in a 120ml gaiwan with 8.2g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a ten minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, and 30 sec. There was a little left in the leaves but not much. I suspect I could get two or three more steeps out of them.