This value priced tea from Streetshop88 was pretty good. It was bittersweet in the early infusions. It was thick and very earthy. It held an earthy character for I would say eight steepings. It had what I would describe as a thick mouthfeel. There was a flavor note that I was unable to identify. It was not a note that I particularly liked or disliked, it was just there. I think another year or two of aging will improve this tea dramatically. This is one of the few examples of a ripe MengSong tea I have found. I don’t know that I could find the MengSong character behind the fermentation.
I steeped this tea ten times in a 170ml teapot with 10.2g leaf and boiling water. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 min. The tea was by no means finished I was simply finished with the tea. Had I wanted to I think I would have gotten at least five more steeps out of this. This was strong tea.
Flavors: Bitter, Earth, Sweet