This was my first time trying Pu Erh. I did give it a quick 5 second rinse, but apparently that wasn’t long enough to get rid of the fishy smell. I’ll give it one more try, but I may not be a Pu Erh fan.
Flavors: Compost, Fishy
Slightly less leaves will probably solve that. A little too much leaf, and the tea propagates a pungent fishiness for two or three steeps. Slightly less leaves results in a sweeter, smoother infusion, with no fishiness and a reduced malt intensity. It’s about 1/4 the gaiwan of dry leaf for me. Short steeps.
I also rinse for a little longer than five seconds, because it seems like they release a lot of flavor at first.
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