Bought this a while ago and didn’t remember where I got it. But luckily Boychik was able to ID it for me. This is a pretty tasty ripe. It was a very dark and rich tea throughout all twelve infusions I gave it. I really think that this tea would go twenty infusions if I had the patience for the long steeps. There were some notes of chocolate in this but bittersweet. The bitterness only lasted a few steeps maybe four of five. It was replaced by a sweet note that I do not know how to properly describe. It was quite good overall. For a tea that only cost $30 it was really quite good.
I steeped this twelve times in a 150ml gaiwan with 10.2g 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 min. It was still pretty dark in steep twelve. With longer steep times I think this might go twenty steeps, sixteen at least.