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Just received my order from Verdant. I did a quick rinse and started with a 3 min steep in my wabi sabi pot. I will admit that I am a little apprehensive when it comes to pu’ers. I get a little sick to my stomach when I smell the fishy musky aroma. I took off the top of the pot and got a hint of the musky smell that I have smelled from other pu’ers…..then a nice sweet cedar. A sigh of relief came quickly and I poured it into a clear mug to look at the liquor. One my my favorite things to do with any tea is to smell the wet leaf. Hmmm, nice and woody. The taste followed suit with the smell. I have to spend more time with this tea. I like it I just don’t know if I love it…but that may change.

So far I have done two steeps…

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Pamela Dean

Perhaps you would consider one or two short rinses (5-10 seconds) of the tea first, which are discarded. You only need to just barely cover the tea with the hot water, swirl it once or twice, and drain it out. Then do your normal steeps for drinking. This may get rid of any musty, horse stable odors, dust and fine particles, and begin to awaken the leaves. I hope this is helpful.

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Pamela Dean

Perhaps you would consider one or two short rinses (5-10 seconds) of the tea first, which are discarded. You only need to just barely cover the tea with the hot water, swirl it once or twice, and drain it out. Then do your normal steeps for drinking. This may get rid of any musty, horse stable odors, dust and fine particles, and begin to awaken the leaves. I hope this is helpful.

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I’m a lover of all teas. Open to almost anything,but my favorite are oolong, black, and green. I have recently been trying to get into pu’er .

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