You only need a small amount of this pu-erh for each cup, and it only needs to brew for 45 seconds to 1 minute. I like mine much stronger, however, so I let it steep a little bit longer. This tea, like most pu-erh teas, requires boiling water. You should be able to steep this one quite a few times to enjoy the different subtle flavors. I didn’t find this one to last quite as long as some others I’ve had, but still a very rich and eartyh pu-erh.