One of the intentionally aged teas, Pu-Erh has a loyal following.
wyardley wrote:JRS22 wrote:If the first rinse is primarily for cleaning then I would think it would be more effective to do it in a strainer rather than the pot. And after reading your description of possible contaminants I might not have the stomach for puer without giving it a 'bath' first!
I hope you don't ever eat, say, peanut butter....
I used to! Anyway now I understand why my cat likes Puerh!
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beecrofter wrote:Rinsing in a strainer does nothing to preheat your pot.
I know some people may combine these steps to save time and / or water, but typically, I, and most people I know, preheat the teaware first, then rinse.
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Saayuq wrote:In Yup'ik culture we are taught not to let anything go to waste. The bowl is always cleaned completely, nothing is left on the plate. Having lived here for a long time I have become somewhat acculturated, therefore I have a hard time rinsing the leaves. My tendency is to throw that into my first cup and drink it. Help me understand the purpose of rinsing before the first infusion.
I'm guessing you guys don't have a "five second rule".
Try some baoyan brick without rinsing it.
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