This is a fairly nice ripe tea with bittersweet notes in the beginning and a fair amount of fermentation flavor. Both the bitterness and the fermentation persisted for about six steeps. I think it is probable to say there were some notes of chocolate in the mix too. After the fermentation was history a nice sweet note developed. Hard to say what to call it, it wasn’t really fruity but was definitely not a bitter note.
I steeped this twelve times in a 160ml Solid Silver Teapot with 16g 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, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, 1.5 min, and 2 min. The tea was not finished at twelve steeps. I could have kept going for another four or five steeps but twelve steeps is a lot of tea.