I’ve typically been using long steeps for this, so I decided to shake things up a bit and try much shorter times – a minute a piece or so. I’ve now been through four infusions and really like the difference I’m finding. It’s much different from the soupy, savory brew I usually end up with. Instead, I’m getting much more of the sweetness, and also a spiciness I hadn’t detected before – almost like a cinnamon/nutmeg/clove note. Each successive infusion has gained in sweetness and lost a bit in spiciness, but still features the typical earthy quality of pu-erh. A nice change up for this variety!