This is a relatively good brick, but far from spectacular. It was well aged. Early infusions were a dark brown in color. There was an initial taste of tobacco and leather that was moderately strong. This disappeared around the fifth steep. A fruity note did develop but it was weak and I don’t know what fruit. There was also a slight sour note to this tea, not major but there. It also had a strong drying sensation. Overall it wasn’t bad for a cheap semi aged brick. Somewhere around I have the same brick from Yunnan Sourcing. Will have to try it and see if there is a difference.

I steeped this twelve times in a 150ml gaiwan with 8g leaf and boiling spring water. I gave it a 10 second rinse. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sex, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, 1.5 min, and 2 min.

Flavors: Drying, Fruity, Leather, Tobacco

Boiling 8 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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