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

Boiling 12 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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I am Allan. I live and work in Long Island, New York. I have been amassing a tea collection for nearly two years and have spent way too much money. I now try to buy mostly Puerh as I like it most and it lasts nearly forever. Black tea has a habit of going bad. If anyone is interested in tea swaps I am open to ideas and have quite a cupboard.


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