This is a very nice ripe from Dayi. There was a moderate amount of fermentation flavor. It had started to clear but has a while to go yet. There was a little bit of bitterness initially but not much. It was mostly sweet notes from beginning to end. There might have been some chocolate notes in there but I wasn’t really paying attention. I was just enjoying the tea. On work days I don’t have time for a gongfu session so today I started early and hopefully will get to one or two more teas. This was very good and worth the price he charged which was $30 on sale for the 11/11 sale. King tea no longer seems to have a presence on Aliexpress but as I understand it he now has another website.
I steeped this tea twelve times in a 150ml gaiwan with 10.3g 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 min. The leaves were not done at twelve steeps. If I wanted to continue I am sure I’d get another three or four steeps out of them at least if not more.