Another sample from Teavivre! Thank you! I’ve only tried a few loose pu-erhs in the past — these leaves are on the smaller side and have hints of reddish gold to them. I used an entire sample pouch of this. This sample was a loose three teaspoons. With the robust flavor, I could have used 1 1/2-2 teaspoons, but three is perfectly delicious! The flavor is sweet, hints of marshmallows, smooth yet deep (the cup is VERY dark.. very coffee like). The other steeps were just as good. The perfect pu-erh, as usual from Teavivre. I could describe most of Teavivre’s ripened pu-erhs the same way but they never fail me! They might be similar but most of them are so delicious, with none of the disagreeable pu-erh characteristics that might scare someone away from pu-erh. You can’t go wrong with any of the ripe pu-erhs I’ve tried from Teavivre. Teavivre is the PERFECT shop to start with pu-erh for beginners.
Steep #1 // 8 min after boiling // rinse // 1 1/2 min steep
Steep #2 // 5 min after boiling // 2 1/2 min steep
Steep #3 // 5 min a. b. // 4 min