Thank you Marcus Reed for this sample. This is excellent puerh. It is sweet with little bitterness. Perhaps more than any other sheng I remember I got a note of apricots with this tea. I was surprised to have to add it to the catalog as I did get it in a swap. There is a little bit of astringency to this tea but not much. It has an overriding sweetness and I may just have to buy it the next time I order from Chawangshop. If I had tried this before ordering no doubt I would have bought it. I did not feel the famous Naka effect some have reported from Naka teas but it did seem to have a relaxing qi. I used my 60ml gaiwan and steeped this tea thirteen times. I think I would get a few more out of it if I wasn’t always watching my caffeine.
I steeped this thirteen times in a 60ml gaiwan with 4g leaf and 200 degree 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, 2 min, and 2.5 min.