What temperature do you steep shou at?

I have heard to use boiling 100C water with shou which is what I have been doing, but I have also heard to go with a lower temperature so the subtleties of the tea come out more. What are your thoughts about this, and what temperature do you use?

7 Replies
Brian said

right off the boil

mrmopar said

I agree. Got to be boiling.

+1 for boiling water

Shou has the least amount of subtleties of any tea, imo.

Teasenz said

One more +1 ;)

Cool. Seems like boiling is the way to go. Thanks for the advice.

Ken said

208 if you are using an electric kettle. As you dont want to keep water at boiling.

TeaLife.HK said

Full rolling boil!

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