80

Water: 8oz boiling water

Leaves: very tiny brownish-black leaves

Steep: 2m

Aroma: Smokey

Color: Black

Taste: Before buying this tea i had never heard of Pu-erh before, it was something completely new and still is. Before brewing I had rinsed the tea twice each time for 1 minute b/c I read it’s good to rinse Pu-erh. Then the brewing process I was surprised at how dark the color was it remind me of black coffee. As for the taste I’m not sure how to describe it, but it’s a very smooth tea.

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K S

Alreot – my opinion, a rinse of only a couple seconds is enough (I usually don’t rinse at all). Also you can steep this for 30 seconds or less and it will give a nice cup that is a lighter in color but just as smooth. It will resteep many times changing slightly in flavor as you go.

Alreot

Thanks for the tip :) I found it interesting that you can steep it for a few seconds.

TeaVivre

Hi Alreot, I agree with K S, a rinse should be quick. usually 2-3 seconds. If you use a Gaiwan or Yixing teapot, it can be resteeped many times until it loses flavor.

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K S

Alreot – my opinion, a rinse of only a couple seconds is enough (I usually don’t rinse at all). Also you can steep this for 30 seconds or less and it will give a nice cup that is a lighter in color but just as smooth. It will resteep many times changing slightly in flavor as you go.

Alreot

Thanks for the tip :) I found it interesting that you can steep it for a few seconds.

TeaVivre

Hi Alreot, I agree with K S, a rinse should be quick. usually 2-3 seconds. If you use a Gaiwan or Yixing teapot, it can be resteeped many times until it loses flavor.

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I’m a student majoring in Psychology. I really got into tea early last year (2013). I’m happy I stumbled upon Steepster because I’ve been able to learn soo much more! Before I drank my tea from tea bags never really venturing out to try loose tea.

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90-100 = Very Good! (90,95)
80-89 = Good (80,85)
70-79 = Okay (70,75)
60-69 = Didn’t like (60,65)

*I may adjust ratings depending on when the tea was brewed again & if i liked it more or less.

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Favorite:
Green Tea

Brewing Notes w/ Electric Kettle:
Black-
Oolong- Rinse
Green- 15 minute cool down
White-

(Working on updated brewing notes June 2014)

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