This was a strong and bitter sheng. I gave it twelve steeps and only around the eleventh steep would I say a sweet note started to develop. I had already lost the apricots of a young sheng however. I will wait a year or two on this one and see if it improves.
I steeped this twelve times in a 150ml gaiwan with 8.7g 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 mini, 1.5 min, and 2 minutes.