This is a fairly nice ripe tea. However it does not seem to have cleared as much as I imagine a 2005 tea should. There was a strong fermentation taste but only in the first three steeps. It was slightly bitter at first but this did not last long. It gradually switched over to a nice sweet ripe tea. Towards the end I am thinking of dates but this is just an interpretation. It was a good tea.
I steeped this twelve times in a 130ml teapot with 11.5g 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 minutes. I could have gotten a few more steeps out of the leaves if I wanted to continue.
Flavors: Bitter, Earth, Sweet