how much sheng in a teeny tiny pot?

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how much sheng in a teeny tiny pot?

by yalokinh » Apr 26th 13 2:13 am

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?

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Re: how much sheng in a teeny tiny pot?

by wyardley » Apr 26th 13 3:20 am

I think that's just too small period.
A lot of pu'er has leaves larger than will fit in such a small pot.

Assuming from your description of the taste and the pot, I'm guessing that you are talking about very young sheng and a yixing pot; have you tried using glazed porcelain for brewing this kind of tea?

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Re: how much sheng in a teeny tiny pot?

by debunix » Apr 26th 13 3:32 am

I have put 1 gram of a very precious old shu in my teeniest pot. I save it for those preciou$ old shu that I buy by the gram, and don't use it for the young shengs that can find appropriate accomodation in larger pots.

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Re: how much sheng in a teeny tiny pot?

by Tead Off » Apr 26th 13 3:34 am

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.
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Re: how much sheng in a teeny tiny pot?

by futurebird » Apr 26th 13 4:24 am

debunix wrote:I have put 1 gram of a very precious old shu in my teeniest pot. I save it for those preciou$ old shu that I buy by the gram, and don't use it for the young shengs that can find appropriate accomodation in larger pots.
+1

I use my smallest pots (30ml, 40ml etc.) for the old and expensive tea. So I can steep the living daylights out of it and taste it as musch as possible.

my sheng pot is 150ml ... in contrast ... and I don't always steep till they have nothing to offer...

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Re: how much sheng in a teeny tiny pot?

by futurebird » Apr 26th 13 4:26 am

That said-- when I fall in love with a tea I like to have at least a 90 ml pot--- so I can really enjoy it.


It can get a bit dear, budget-wise... but then, tea isn't so bad compared to say... scotch or wine.

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Re: how much sheng in a teeny tiny pot?

by yalokinh » Apr 26th 13 5:15 am

I have some 20ish year old sheng, i brew it in a small yixing pot, i think ill try
1-1.5ml

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Re: how much sheng in a teeny tiny pot?

by tingjunkie » May 2nd 13 10:48 pm

Don't worry too much about weighing the tea. Just fill the pot up 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 etc, depending on how loose or compressed the tea is. I have a loose Yiwu with very large leaves that I fill the pot right to the top since it's so "fluffy."

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Re: how much sheng in a teeny tiny pot?

by tenuki » May 3rd 13 12:32 am

You could always use one of these....

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:twisted:

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Re: how much sheng in a teeny tiny pot?

by yalokinh » May 3rd 13 2:34 am

Lol i want to get tea drunk not high

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Re: how much sheng in a teeny tiny pot?

by BioHorn » May 3rd 13 2:47 am

40 ml/ 6 g post to come. Look for it in the coming days.
Here is a teaser.
It is yancha, not sheng, but slightly on topic.
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Re: how much sheng in a teeny tiny pot?

by Muadeeb » May 3rd 13 3:08 am

tenuki wrote:You could always use one of these....

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:twisted:
Bong Fu? :lol:

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Re: how much sheng in a teeny tiny pot?

by BioHorn » May 3rd 13 3:13 am

Muadeeb wrote:
tenuki wrote:You could always use one of these....

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:twisted:
Bong Fu? :lol:
Thanks. That would speed up the cruching process! Bits were flying everywhere!

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Re: how much sheng in a teeny tiny pot?

by amaranto » May 3rd 13 3:44 am

You could always use one of these....
:lol:

Hadn't seen one of those in a while.

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Re: how much sheng in a teeny tiny pot?

by yalokinh » May 3rd 13 5:33 am

6g in 40ml!!! And i thought 2g was to much