This is another tasty ripe tea from Berylleb King Tea. Judging by the picture people have mistook this for a Golden Needle White Lotus, which it does look like. I think the quality level of this tea is up there with that tea. It was sweet from the beginning with a fair amount of fermentation flavor. I did develop some notes that you could call chocolate or cocoa and did develop a fruity note in later steeps. This tea is not quite as pricy as the Golden Needle White Lotus. Price wise it is a little less. It is also a little smaller being a 200g bing. Judging by the color of the tea in the steep twelve I would say this tea would easily go fifteen steeps or more. This is no cheap puerh.
I steeped this tea twelve times in a 60ml gaiwan with 4.2g 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. If I wasn’t always watching my caffeine intake I would definitely give this one a few more steeps.
Flavors: Chocolate, Earth, Fruity, Sweet