19

This is my first taste of a pu erh tea, so I have nothing to compare this tea to. To me, this tea tastes old and musty. I know that pu erh is supposed to be aged, but this actually tastes and smells dusty, like it has been sitting on a shelf open, exposed to dust collecting. I have tried two infusions, but I can’t really like this tea. Are all pu erh teas like this? I am still open to trying other pu erh teas.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Ricky

Nope, not all pu-erhs are the same, but the general taste is the same. I felt this one was a bit stronger than the usual pu-erhs. For starters I would say start with a pu-erh blend.

Sarah Benalene

@Ricky: Thanks for the suggestion! I have always wanted to try a pu erh cake or brick. I just got this one in a sampler pack. I think next time I will try your idea of a blend, or go for a cake.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Comments

Ricky

Nope, not all pu-erhs are the same, but the general taste is the same. I felt this one was a bit stronger than the usual pu-erhs. For starters I would say start with a pu-erh blend.

Sarah Benalene

@Ricky: Thanks for the suggestion! I have always wanted to try a pu erh cake or brick. I just got this one in a sampler pack. I think next time I will try your idea of a blend, or go for a cake.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I got started on tea when I got some loose leaf tea from my husband’s grandmother when she passed away. Before that, I would drink some Celestial Seasonings tisane rarely, and of course, Lipton’s Iced Tea (don’t shoot me!). Let me tell you, there is a huge difference between bagged tea and loose leaf tea. Now, given the choice, I will almost always choose a loose leaf tea over any other hot drink. If it is bagged tea, meh, give me coffee. But a nice loose leaf tea, allowed to unfold in the teapot….there is no comparison.

Real teas are my favorite, though I will try the occasional tisane (herbal tea) every now and then.

Location

Huntsville, AL

Website

http://benalene.com