pu-erh maiden help

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pu-erh maiden help

by insanitylater » Apr 9th, '08, 18:00

i followed the 5-6 minute 1 tablespoon instructions on the tin and liked what i ended up with. i seem to be reading that it's better to do short infusions of 10-15 seconds each. how many infusions do you guys do and how many seconds each ? until i get my gaiwan i am just using the paper filters adaigo sells and my ceramic teapot

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by Wesli » Apr 9th, '08, 18:57

Gongfu-style in my gaiwan. Boiling water, 1-2 five-second rinses, then about eight or so 5-second steeps.

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by insanitylater » Apr 10th, '08, 11:38

5 second steeps seem kind of short. how much leaf are we talking ?

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by insanitylater » Apr 10th, '08, 13:24

well 5 seconds was tasty :shock:

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by Wesli » Apr 10th, '08, 15:43

Heh, 5 seconds is usually the time it takes for me to put the lid back on and pour the steep. :D

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by insanitylater » Apr 10th, '08, 15:47

so it's like a flash infusion

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by Wesli » Apr 10th, '08, 15:52

That's exactly it. First 2-3 are like that, then 5...10...20..40....60....

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by Wesli » Apr 11th, '08, 22:44

Just posted my review of the maiden. It should be interesting for you to check out and compare.

http://thegreenteareview.blogspot.com/2 ... aiden.html

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by insanitylater » Apr 12th, '08, 15:28

how much leaf did you end up using. i couldn't tell !

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by Wesli » Apr 12th, '08, 15:49

Sorry, I just threw in the entire sample. I'm thinking 1-2 tsp.

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by insanitylater » Apr 12th, '08, 16:00

how can i confirm whether my puerh was really handpicked by virgin girls ?

i wonder how they can tell :shock:

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