OK, after the purchase of numerous samples, I believe I am leaning toward raw or Sheng (or shen?). I noticed that the suggested brew times for most of the pu ehr I bought was 30 seconds. which is fine for the cooked pu ehr because it is so strong. However the raw pu ehr i steeped it 2-3 minutes. I know that every tea website says something different.
Do other raw drinkers infuse their raw pu ehr longer than cooked?
I know I'm asking for trouble not using a scale and not using a timer. I do have a balance, but it's 50#s and takes up a lot of real estate on the counter.
I am more confused than ever now after buying 5 samples. I mostly like the raw, but tried one cooked sample that I really liked too. There is such a huge difference among pu ehr teas. Everyone's directions differ slightly and I'm not an exact scientist with my tea.