What a find! This one is a great daily drinker and a wonderful value. It’s one of those that’s so cheap you can’t even get a sample, so I’m glad it turned out to be a good one. At $15 for a 400g cake I feel fortunate to have found this one. It says gong ting, but it is actually a combination of gong ting, te ji, and 1st grade leaves but it behaves like a gong ting. It comes out strong. After the first steeping, the next couple can almost be flash steeped. 2-5s is sufficient enough to produce a dark rich liquor. The tea is smooth and rich, yet soft and not overpowering. Specific flavor notes did not stand out too much, it was just a nice rich smooth shou pe erh. The description says it has a nice cha qi, but I didn’t notice too much. It was pretty mild if anything. Being a fine grade leaf, the pot steeps out after 6-7 steepings for me. This cake is just about perfect for my morning tea and at $15 a cake for a tea with already over 5 years of age, I’m pretty happy I found this one.
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 15 g 200 OZ / 5914 ML