Steeped 5 g. of this in 9 oz. water (the bag recommended about 2-3 grams per 5 oz. cup) at the below parameters.
The smell of the dry leaf had notes of coffee and cinnamon that were pleasant, and then notes of…something sour or metallic that was really off putting and overtook the good smells. (I’m wondering if it was the pu er since I’ve had problems with pu er’s scent before.)
Once steeped that sour smell goes away, but the resulting liquor was really thin in texture, despite that big amount of leaf I used. I had to add milk and sugar, and that brought out notes of cinnamon, sugar cookies, and the coffee. But still, there’s something lurking underneath that prevents all this from coming together for me. Maybe it is the pu er.
I will probably give this another shot, maybe with more leaf as it was so anemic on my tongue. But if it turns out like this again, I will not hesitate to give it away/get rid of it.