This tea is neither terrible nor is it incredible, it is somewhere in the middle. Judging by the strength of my last steep, steep eight it could be ancient tree. I think this would easily go fifteen steeps. It was still very strong in steep eight. As to big leaf tea it certainly is big leaf tea, that is apparent in the leaves. There was a slight sour note in the first two steeps that went away by steep three or so. There was little bitterness in the tea. It did develop a decent sweetness to it. Some people will really like this tea and some people will hate it. One note to mention, there was little aroma in the dry leaves and the tea came packed in heavy shrink wrap. I suppose they were trying to prevent degrading of the tea.
I steeped this tea eight times in a 120ml gaiwan with 8.7g leaf and boiling water. I gave the tea a ten second rinse then let the leaves sit for ten minutes. I steeped the tea for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, and 30 sec.