This is without a doubt the most unusual puerh I have ever drank. They call it witches brew puerh because it is sold in puerh bundles that look like a witches broom. It doesn’t taste like one though. It was pretty good. It had an aged taste in the first infusion. This quickly mellowed out and smoothed out. By the third infusion this unpleasant aged taste was gone and the brew got smoother. By the fifth infusion it was very smooth.
I brewed this six times in my new green gaiwan. The gaiwan is great, the handle portion doesn’t get hot. It is an easy gaiwan style so there’s no propping the top on the gaiwan to pour. I bought the tea and the gaiwan at The Pleasures of Tea in West Sayville, New York today.
I brewed this six times in a 150ml gaiwan. I used 4.5g leaf and 200 degree water. I steeped it for 15 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, and 1 min.