My first true pu-erh experience. So far I’m fairly satisfied. I just received a small tin of this along with Samovar’s small Yixing clay pot. Right off the bat, the smell is out of this world. Very earthy and sweet. However, I’m a bit concerned that I brewed this pu-erh incorrectly. I can’t seem to get much of a taste out of this so far. I’ve been through about 6-7 resteeps and I only get a miniscule amount of taste/mouthfeel and just a tiny bit of sweetness. I used about a tablespoon of leaves with boiling water each time, including the quick rinse at the beginning. Steep for about 30-45 seconds each time, about 60 seconds on the last steep. Any recommendations on how to nail down the preparation on this? Maybe I’m just used to the full on flavors of their black/oolong blends. Or am I missing something?
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec