1st steep: thick liquid, sweet, slight hay, stone fruit, hits the throat. 2nd steep is starting to seem more like a nice ripe puer. The soup is much darker than the young shengs I’ve been having lately and it has some of the really nice dirt and tobacco notes that I love about ripe but without the funkiness. 3rd steep is similar but the sheng brightness is coming through more. Some smokiness. 4th steep tastes good but it’s starting to feel a little one-dimensional. 5th and 6th are still nice, taste pretty ripe. Nice little astringency to it. 7th+ are the same really.
At 2.3 cents/g (before shipping) from mx-tea, I will absolutely be ordering this with my next Tao haul!