Brewing dragon ball puer doesn’t have to be difficult. If you’ve tried, but found that you can’t get much out of them after even 4-5 infusions, then we have a few tips that might help.

For the most part, you can gongfu brew the dragon ball just as you would any tea. That means a 1 gram to 15-20ml water ratio is recommended, along with very hot water (95c to boiling).

During the first brew (rinse), allow the dragon ball to steep a little longer, for about 30 seconds. You can also go by feeling, extending that if you know that the dragon ball is rolled a little tighter. If it’s one of our balls though, it’ll be on the looser side and start unfolding well within 2 brews.

The first real brew can be about 15 seconds. Again, you can play with this a bit if you think it might be a bit weak. This should be a good amount of time though.

After this, just go back to regular gongfu brewing times. 10 seconds, +5 seconds per brew. Your dragon ball should be fairly open and the tea should be flavourful.

If you want to try for yourself but don’t have any dragon balls, you’re in luck, because we know a place: https://www.bitterleafteas.com/shop/tea/puer/treat-yourself-2020-raw-puer-set

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