Steeping about 5 times letting the water I was using cool as I went starting at 212.
Tea wear use was all ceramic.
This tea seemed to me to be lacking in smoothness, a bit bitter, the taste was indistinct and the aroma seemed flat. This is my first Pu erh tea so I may change my rating after brewing it a few more time. For right now I am unimpressed. I have had Pu erh tea steeped for me once before at a tea shop and I loved it but for some reason this just does not stack up.