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Just received the AH 1005 today in the mail, alongside a vast selection of other Pu’s from PuerhShop. I decided to use my gaiwan for some gongfu, since my only yixing at the moment is reserved for Raw puerh.

Ok, well this ripe pu had a great aroma to begin with. Had that Duiwei (pond/fishy smell) that I seek for in puerh. After rinsing the leaves I began steeping the pu starting at about 10 secs and adding 5 for every succeeding infusion. The liquor started out a dark, opaque brown and the aroma enthralled me. I must say, I was rather disappointed in the flavor though. Not as strong as I originally anticipated. I did a few more infusions before I finally began tasting those bolder flavors that I love so much. After the 11th infusion though I knew that it was pretty much done.

Don’t recommend this tea if you like stronger Puerh. Great for the price, though.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec
John Grebe

If you like strong puerh I’d recommend breaking up the little blocks into a few thinner layers to open up more surface area to the water. This tea can brew nice and strong but not when it is in one piece as a mini block.

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