yalokinh wrote:I recently got a 30ml pot, and grouped it with sheng puer.
I've tried doing 2g/30ml and thought it was simply too much, the pot really rounds off the puer, so all i'm left with is incredibly concentrated smoky sheng taste (blech).
does anyone have similar experiences?
The smallest pot I use is about 50ml. 3-4g is usually fine. Flash brews usually work well. Depending on the shape of your pot, the size of the leaves can pose a problem. The easiest solution is to place the leaves in the pot with much of it sticking out the top and simply pour the water in. You can then push in the rest of the leaves easily and discard the first brew. Somewhat a pain, but doable.
As far as your tea being smoky, of course that has to be the tea and not the size of your pot.
CORRECTION:Measured the above pot again and it is 60ml. 4g is good for me. I almost never use big pots for sheng. 100-120ml is the biggest.