Tasting #1 today.
I must say, I like this tea right from the first infusion.
I find an clearly emerging balance of bitter with all other elements, which is to say, I pick up distinct bitterness on the finish, but pleasantly so.
Infused with boiling water, 10s, 10s, 20s, only on the 3rd infusion, and this tea is very nice. I am noticing as I drink this 3rd infusion, some tingling on the tip of my tongue, and now in the top, back of my throat.
I feel a quickening in my energy, clearly the presence of caffiene (or theanine if you prefer). A doctor of chinese medicine hosted an event at my favorite tea bar, and he said that, in fact, caffeine more typically doesn't age out of puerh until 20 or even 30 years. (Sharing this as I was originally taught that it was 15years)