This tea was relatively good. It had clearly been wet stored at some point. It had the definite note of wet wood that indicates wet storage. I prefer dry stored shou. This is one I will want to revisit in six months to see if the wet storage note goes away. The wet wood note was not incredibly strong, but it was persistent, lasting at least six steeps. Once this note went away it was replaced by what you could call a sweet note. This was not a chocolaty shou.
I steeped this ten times in a 120ml gaiwan with 9.9g 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, and 1 min.
Flavors: Wet Wood