Drank this tea today and a lot of it. For about a year I have been aging this tea, three separate bings stored in different ways. One was stored in cardboard, one was stored in my pumidor loose, and one was stored in my pumidor wrapped in plastic. Overall this was a good tea. There was some bitterness in the early steeps that turned into a nice sweetness. I did not use any sugar in this tea experiment. I normally find myself adding sugar to tea. This one was good. There are four other people who have to input their opinions as samples were sent out. I will refrain from saying which of the three aging methods worked best for me here. I just wanted to review this tea. It was good. Unfortunately, I don’t think it is available any longer.
I brewed this tea in three identical gaiwans, 100ml each with approximately 8g leaf and boiling water. I steeped them for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, and 30 sec. In my excitement to finally try these teas I forgot to let the leaves rest. I did give them each a 10 second rinse.