This is a fairly nice aged ripe with a moderate amount of wet storage flavor and no discernible fermentation taste. The wet storage taste was strong through four steeps. It was present to some degree even in the twelfth steep. Overall I do not think this is a good as the 1996 CNNP ripe cake that Yunnan Sourcing alsao sells. That one is also less money. I am not entirely sure how to describe the semi sweet notes that evolved in this brick. So I won’t try.

I steeped this tea twelve times in a 150ml teapot with 13g 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. Despite the wet storage taste I did enjoy this brick.

Boiling 13 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

It will probably air out.

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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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