I recently bought a tong of these mini cakes so It’s good that I liked it. It was sweet with a fair amount of fermentation flavor. The fermentation taste was the dominant note for the first four or five steeps. It definitely needs a little while longer to clear. It was think and dark in the early infusions. There may have been some notes of chocolate in there but I wasn’t really paying attention. I was too busy watching a movie while drinking. It was quite good however. There was very little bitterness to this tea.
I steeped this tea twelve times in a 150ml gaiwan with 12g 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. I could have gotten a couple more steeps out of the tea had I wanted to.
Flavors: Earth, Sweet