This is a tasty ripe puerh with a little bit of fermentation flavor left, not too much. Noticeable in the first two or three steeps and that’s about it. There were also some notes early on of wet storage and spice. These were not real strong. It evolved into a nice ripe puerh with a sweet taste. Didn’t really notice the notes of chocolate that everyone seems to look for in a ripe. I think those notes are associated with the fermentation taste for the most part. Overall this was an excellent ripe puerh that I would in theory buy again. I probably actually won’t buy it again because I have way too much ripe as it is but in theory it is good enough.
I steeped this 12 times in a 150ml gaiwan with 12.4g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, 1.5 min, and 2 min.
Flavors: Earth, Spicy, Sweet, Wet Wood