AllanK wrote:Question, what is the optimal temperature for Sheng Puerh? I would guess about 195 degrees? Is it not the theory that only Shu requires boiling water?
Generally from my personal experience, there is no optimal temperature to brew Shang puer or any tea. Long Jing can be brewed in boiling water or Sheng can brewed with any degrees including tepid water. Every brew is in a constant adjustment to control it, the temp, stepping time, infusion, type and age of tea etc all comes into play. For guide you can start with almost boiling water and play around the stepping time, etc etc to control the final result. It is a dynamic and constant adjustment to control the varibles to arrive at a perceive result from brew to brew. This is the crux of real gungfu tea!