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This is my first time trying Pu-erh tea. After reading all the comments I was hopeful that a great new experience awaited me. I am disappointed so far – this tea doesn’t seem to have much flavor at all. I have re-brewed the leaves 3 times, each time longer than the last, and it never seemed to improve. The flavor is not bad, it IS earthy, and reminds me of lapsang souchong, but I expected more. Maybe next time I will steep it longer initially.

I did what a lot of others said, and rinsed the leaves for about 10-15 seconds and poured out the water, then re-steeped. Maybe this removed a lot of the flavor? I’ll keep experimenting, as I really want to like this tea! Any suggestions are welcome to this pu-erh newbie.. :)

Pureleaf

What water temp did you use? Boiling, even rolling boil is usually suggested. Most pu’erh tea that I’ve drank, you certainly aren’t left wanting for flavor. They can be oversteeped (for my liking. Too dark and strong – overpowering) pretty quickly. Also, you may add a little extra on the leaves. Hope this helps!

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Pureleaf

What water temp did you use? Boiling, even rolling boil is usually suggested. Most pu’erh tea that I’ve drank, you certainly aren’t left wanting for flavor. They can be oversteeped (for my liking. Too dark and strong – overpowering) pretty quickly. Also, you may add a little extra on the leaves. Hope this helps!

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