I found this one to be fairly smokey in nature. There were some aged flavors in this tea. Weak flavors of leather and tobacco I would say. This is one in my opinion that has just taken the first step towards becoming an aged tea. I may break this one up and store it in a Jian Shui canister I bought from Yunnan Sourcing. Then try it again in six months and see if it improves. Anyone who likes a bit of smoke in their tea will probably like this one. It was not too expensive, I forget what I paid for it.

I steeped this eight times in a 100ml Ru Kiln tea pot with 8g leaf and boiling 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, and 30 sec. I could have kept going but decided that with the shou I drank earlier I had had enough caffeine for today.

Boiling 8 g 3 OZ / 100 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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