Pu-erh Tea is often available in cakes or bricks. Leaves from these pressed teas can be gently released using a tea pick. Click here for more information on breaking a tea cake or brick. Once it is broken from cakes or bricks, brewing Pu-erh is very similar to brewing loose tea.
You will want to use approximately 3-5 grams of tea for every 6 ounces of water. Be sure to use good tasting drinking water, as this will greatly affect your final product. For young, raw teas, use a water temperature near 185°F. For Aged raw teas or ripe Pu-erh, water temperature should be near boiling.
Steeping times can vary depending upon preferences, the ratio of tea to water, and the temperature of the water. After a quick rinse of your tea, start with a first infusion of 10 seconds. On the second brew, reduce the time to 5 seconds, then increase the steeping time by 5 seconds for each subsequent brew.
Please enjoy the video below, which further instructs tea lovers on how to properly brew Pu-erh tea.
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