This tea was quite tasty. There was a fair amount of fermentation flavor in this tea. It was especially strong in the first infusion but less so in subsequent infusions. I’d say I noticed it through four or five steeps. I also got an interesting sweet note from this tea. It took me a little while to pin it down, sticky rice in the third and fourth steeps. I know there was no sticky rice used in the creation of this brick but the note was there and very strong. Even after this note was history it was a nice tasting sweet ripe. There were no realy off flavors to this tea. The brick itself was tightly compressed. I had a lot of trouble breaking off the 9g of tea I used in my yixing teapot. And I was using a pretty sharp tea knife that I just got from White2Tea. I think they used quality leaves in this but that of course is just my impression.
I steeped this twelve times in a 110ml yixing teatpot with 9g 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 mini, and 2 min. I really think I could have kept on going with this. The leaves didn’t look finished by the color of the tea soup. I think this tea would go at least fifteen steeps maybe more.
Flavors: Earth, Rice, Sweet