This is a very tasty ripe with a fair amount of fermentation flavor left. I’d say I noticed the fermentation flavor through the fourth steep. There were some notes of chocolate or cocoa, don’t know which is a better description. It had a sweet flavor from the beginning. It definitely developed a fruity flavor in later steeps. This was good puerh. One side note, I did in steeps one and two notice a slight sour taste but it was not prevalent. I steeped the hell out of this tea giving it twelve steeps and it would have gone a few more. However, I am eternally watching my caffeine and it is too late for more tea.
I steeped this tea twelve times in a 110ml Yixing Teapot with 8.5g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. 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 min. The tea liquid was not very weak at twelve steeps. I’m sure it would have gone fourteen or more had I wanted to continue.
Flavors: Chocolate, Earth, Fruity, Sweet