This is a nice tea with an aged taste. The first thing I noticed was the color of the tea, a dark amber color. Not quite brown but not the yellow of a young sheng. It started out with what I can only call an aged taste. It did not have any wet storage taste. I presume this was dry stored. This was strong flavored in the beginning. I gave this tea ten steeps. It did develop a sweet flavor in later steeps but not an apricoty sweetness. I don’t know exactly how to describe it. Judging by the color of the tea in steep ten I think this would have gone fifteen steeps had I the desire to continue. This is an excellent priced tea for a semi aged sheng. If you can handle the strong aged taste it is an excellent tea.
I steeped this tea ten times in a 120ml gaiwan with 8.3g leaf and 200 degree 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.