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drank Pu-erh by Golden Moon Tea
80 tasting notes

I’ve been really avoiding this sample. But I figured i need to get it out of the way. I’ve never had a pu-erh before, so this will be interesting.

The smell is pretty strong, but it’s hard to place what exactly it smells like.

Hmmm, not sure how i feel about this. It’s got some smoky flavor, but it kind of tastes like dirt. seriously, like dirt. It has some sweetness to it that reminds me of badly flavored bubble gum… which is leaving an aftertaste in my mouth. I think i’ll somehow manage to finish this cup but I don’t know if i’ll even bother with a second infusion—can pu-erh be steeped multiple times anyway? I’m assuming it can be…

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

Pu Erh is acclaimed for it’s multiple steeps. I normally get 12 before I give up due to bordom, not because the leaves are dead. This is how I make it:

Use 1g of leaf per 1oz of water
Boil the proper amount of water and steep for 10-20 seconds, decant and dump the water
Reboil the water and steep for 20-30 seconds, this is your 1st drinkable steep
Repeat til the flavor becomes too weak for your preferences then increase the steeping time by 10 sec (I never find the need to resteep in the course of 12 infusions)

Hope that helps!

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Cofftea

Pu Erh is acclaimed for it’s multiple steeps. I normally get 12 before I give up due to bordom, not because the leaves are dead. This is how I make it:

Use 1g of leaf per 1oz of water
Boil the proper amount of water and steep for 10-20 seconds, decant and dump the water
Reboil the water and steep for 20-30 seconds, this is your 1st drinkable steep
Repeat til the flavor becomes too weak for your preferences then increase the steeping time by 10 sec (I never find the need to resteep in the course of 12 infusions)

Hope that helps!

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