Yesterday for the first time, I drank a Pouchong. As I never drank one befor, I looke it up here in the forum and found this thread. Also the last reply was some years ago, I would like to continue / to reanimate it.
So, yesterday I started drinking the Wenshan Baozhong Winter Secret Garden from Taiwan Tea Crafts. Anyone knows this one? I did it as was written on the package. Boiled water (95°C) and 3 minutes steeping in a procelain teapot. As no recommended amount was given, I used 6g on 200ml. I did four steeping like that. I encountered a pleasent sweetness and something like a creaminess - not like milk but very smooth. And this morning I tried different parameters. I used again 6g on 200ml, but this time the steepings were 45sec, 45sec, 1 min, 2 min. The first brewing was very sweet. There was no smooth long aftertase but the sweetness was much more pronounced. The second brewing was disappointing - very flat. The 3rd and 4th brewing were better, but nothing to be excited about.
And then I looked a bit in youtube for videos about Pouchong and found this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4hG1tQ ... 4F1C1AB7E1
- there they propose two different kind of brewing methods. The second one sound crazy: Letting the tea steep in a gaiwan for 10 minutes. The first suggestion I'll try tomorrow: Using just 90°C hot water, steeping to 60, 20, 45, 80, 140 sec.