One thing this tea is not is well aged. It has a lot of fermentation flavor. It is not a terrible tea just too thick with fermentation flavor for a 2005 tea.It also had a little too much bitterness in the early steepings. Despite being a Streetshop88 tea from a major factory it is not as good as some of their offerings from no name factories. I was really just starting to enjoy this when I stopped drinking it. I do have to get up tomorrow and eight steepings of caffeine is enough. This is a tea that I think needs two more years aging. I really wonder if it is really from 2005? Who knows?
I steeped this eight times in a 120ml gaiwan with 8.6g leaf and boiling water. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, and 25 sec.