Bought this on a whim when I was buying some puerh from the seller. This was cheap tea. And from the taste of it I would say low quality too. It basically started with notes of bitter, sour, and vegetal. I only steeped it four times both because I really didn’t want to keep drinking it and I had had enough caffeine for the day. It did not have that sweet note a good Tie Guan Yiin should have. At least it was really cheap so I didn’t lose much.

I steeped this four times in a 150ml gaiwan with 7g leaf and 190 degree water. I gave it a 10 second rinse. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, and 10 sec. It might improve if I were to steep it four or more times but I’m not going to today.

Flavors: Bitter, Sour, Vegetal

190 °F / 87 °C 7 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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I am Allan. I live and work in Long Island, New York. I have been amassing a tea collection for nearly two years and have spent way too much money. I now try to buy mostly Puerh as I like it most and it lasts nearly forever. Black tea has a habit of going bad. If anyone is interested in tea swaps I am open to ideas and have quite a cupboard.


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