Le Chat Noir

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Pu-erh Tea
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  • “Made this by the pot today using their recommendations. Not doing that again. This was great last night – five or six steeps, in an eight ounce pot with one tablespoon of leaf and eyeballing the...” Read full tasting note

From Leland Tea Co

100% Pu-erh creates a classic cup with complex flavor and earthy tones that is smooth and hardy at the same time. Robust enough for milk with a touch of honey or sugar.

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Made this by the pot today using their recommendations. Not doing that again. This was great last night – five or six steeps, in an eight ounce pot with one tablespoon of leaf and eyeballing the color for time.

I used two tablespoons for my 18 ounce Stump pot, which is less leaf than they called for. I steeped four minutes and I am left with a bitter black puerh. I don’t think I have ever had a puerh get too bitter to enjoy, or too dark, as I have some that I like inky black. This one I can’t handle, though. I am going back to my own steeping parameters where this tea is very enjoyable! This pot will easily be saved by putting it in a different container and diluting it by about half. Resteeps will be kept extremely short.

Cwyn

I just don’t understand where the horrible brewing parameters come from and so many tea sellers have them! Occasionally I will western-steep a bit of shou, and I use not much more than a pinch of leaf in a mug of water. Otherwise, every tea I drink will be flash-brewed and poured.

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