This is not a bold, tippy, chocolatey Yunnan gold bud tea; it’s much more floral and fruity and complex. I have to say, steeps 2-5 are great. It kind of tapers off pretty quickly to where I wonder why I’m continuing to steep the leaves. I’ve also found it a bit difficult to truly dial in the perfect protocol for steeping this tea, as brewing it too hot or too long brings out some unpleasant notes, and it can easily be brewed too weak by overcorrecting for this. I wouldn’t view this as a straight black tea, but should be approached as one would with an oolong, taking care to brew it at the right temperature and appreciating the lighter notes rather than waiting and expecting a big punch of chocolatey sweetness.