This tea is excellent, not as good as something like the 2008 Song of Chi Tse, but excellent none the less. It is a step below a top Menghai Tea Factory production but is quite good. It had a moderate amount of fermentation flavor left but not too much. There were some complex notes to it including chocolate and sweet notes like plums or dates. I added a small amount of sugar to it which I am sure added to the sweet notes but they were there none the less. Considering the price of only $18 this tea is a great value. I will see how it ages. CNNP makes an excellent puerh and this is no exception.
I brewed this 4 times in a 200ml glass teapot with 7.5g leaf and boiling water. I steeped it for 10 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, and 20 sec. The tea had many more steepings in it but I have to wake up tomorrow morning.
Flavors: Chocolate, Plum