This was a very bitter sheng. I gave this ten steeps. I would say there was strong bitterness in the first eight steeps. It did get better. There was an underlying note behind the bitterness that began to emerge. a sweet note not sure what to call it. No apricots or stonefruits in this one.
I steeped this ten times in a 150mml gaiwan with 8.2g leaf and 190 degree water. I gave it a 10 second rinse. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 min. I will put this tea away for a couple of years and see if it improves.