ok, trying some 2007 Autumn Xi-Zhi Hao 'Sa Shui Shan' sun-dried mao cha from Hou De.
that's a mouthful to say for a midwest farm boy like me, lets see how it brews...
first brew I tried 30 seconds and 2nd boil, with about half gaiwan of leaves ( really loose packed ) it was excellent, but i think a shorter brew would be good, maybe 15-20 seconds. This tea's scent is totally different than it's taste, very interesting. earthy and faint fruity notes in the nose, overwelmed by a acidic soupy taste with a hint of pleasant bitterness that trails into a long, strong sweetening aftertaste. even brewed wrong this tea made me stop what I was doing and pay attention. Yay!
 into the third brew now, the earthyness is still going strong although the acidity is slightly muted, allowing a peachy note to come through. but it's a earthy peach. This is a tea that a puerh lover would love I think, but still approachable by others. The sweetening aftertaste is really pronounced. A little research revealed a new to me tea term that really describes this sweetening aftertaste - 'Hui Gan' - translated 'reflect on sweet memory' or something like that. Check out this description
if you are interested. wow.
[edit #2] 6th brew, and going strong. Next time I'm brewing this in my puerh pot! All the same stuff, but it suddenly turned on me, for some undefinable reason I felt repulsion and nausea for just a moment. I've felt this before with Puerhs and it passed quickly. Strangely it wasn't unpleasant, but mind you this is coming from a person with a enthusiastic recreational substance history (confined nowadays soley to tea and chili).
You gotta love a tea that kicks you in the gut!
[edit #3] Ok, I surrender. It is a rare tea that outlasts me, but I'm beat. 8th brewing and no sign of it stopping, no diminishing even and now the brew has a red tint hinting at some subtle change. You win you wanton hussy, find a younger man who can keep up with you!
(PS: I'm blaming this long post and multiple edits on the tea)