Got this last week with my order. The other Bing Dao teas I got from Yunnan Sourcing were phenomenal so I had high expectations for this one. I have to say it lived up to those expectations. It was somewhat sweet with a grassy note at the start. The grassy note didn’t last long. As it opened up a little bitterness crept in but not much. Thihs only lasted a few steeps and it was back to sweet notes. While you might use the words apricots or stonefruits to describe these notes I think they were a little more subdued.
I steeped this twelve times in a 150ml gaiwan with 9g 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 minutes. I could definitely have gotten a few more steeps out of this if I wanted to continue. It was not watery in the twelfth steep.