i started out with a 20 sec steeping, and then kinda just went for 1 min to 1:30 steepings.
i’m not a puerh pro. but i’ve been lucky enough to have a few that have blown my mind. and that made me permanently curious.
i’m sampling 3 puerhs right now. all fairly extremely different. and i have 3 more to sample next. (i find sampling any more than 3 at one time and they tend to get cold)
this one is not creamy for me. even now on the 4th steeping i don’t get a smoothness that the description talks about. though it definitely is a less dirt-esqu puerh than i’m used to. i think i’m just more acquainted with shus. i do taste the nuttiness and plantains dryness described. that part is acurate for me. but nope, no apricot or creaminess in my cup. not yet anyways. maybe a few more steeps will bring it out.
also i may have started my day with a sour ale and a double ipa so my tastebuds could be on the top deck of a cruise boat while i sit here in my kitchen. hah
happy sunday ya’ll!