Bought this pair of bricks a few weeks ago and just got around to trying it. It was fairly loosely compressed. My first impression was that these were low quality leaves. However that taste says something different. There was a faint hint of wet wood or wet storage in only the first steep. After that it was just a delightful sweet, ripe puerh tea. I think you could say there were some notes of chocolate in there. You could even argue it developed a fruity taste in later steeps. The biggest thing I noticed about this tea was the fermentation taste, or general lack of it. There was a little. It has not cleared 100%. But it is closer than anything else I’ve drank lately. There’s very little doubt in my mind that Streetshop88 is telling the truth about this tea’s age. This tea also lasted quite well. I steeped this thing fourteen times and could have gotten more out of the leaves. The tea soup was just starting to lighten at fourteen steeps. I’d say it was pretty dark into the tenth steep at least. I did use a lot of tea on this one, slightly more than my usual.
I steeped this tea fourteen times in a 110ml yixing teapot with 10.1g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. 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, 2 min, 2.5 min, and 3 min. This tea was really good for the price. You can’t go wrong with this one. It tastes really good and the price was quite low. Plus, it infuses quite a lot.
Flavors: Chocolate, Earth, Fruity, Sweet