Thank you mrmopar for this sample tea!
I gave this pu-erh a real good tasting at several steep times. Shorter at first as I usually do (30 seconds), then increasing to a minute and longer still after a few steepings.
The flavor was very, very mild at first. I thought there was something wrong…maybe I needed to rinse this puerh more than one time to open it up.
I poked my puerh knife at the rough bark, encouraging the breakdown of the leaves and more contact with the boiling water.
The tea was still bland.
I increased the steep time. 1 minute, then more after that.
Finally, I had to admit that this was one mild, mellow puerh that was just going to be what it was.
The flavor was juniper berry, (a little on the sour side) not very sweet and smooth. I didn’t find complexity or texture.
Too light a tea for additions too.