I received a package of this from Doulton – thank you so much!
I didn’t steep it for the suggested 4 – 10 minutes, I did a quick rinse and then steeped it for just 2 minutes, and so far am happy with the results. I don’t taste a lot of the Pu-erh and I don’t mind that, the cayenne is subtle but pops through with a nice amount of heat, and the cocoa flavors dominate. I like this way better than I expected to, given that it is Pu-erh, but then, I have been very pleasantly surprised by Pu-erh as of late.
Thank you again Doulton – I probably would not have ever had the opportunity to try this if you hadn’t sent it to me, and I’m certainly glad I did!