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drank Pu-erh Ginger by Rishi Tea
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Until now I’ve shied away from pu-erhs because I kept reading about some having a fishy smell and/or taste. The idea of a fishy tasting tea was enough to roll my stomach. Then, last night a friend gifted me this tea. I was really tentative about trying it, but now I’m so glad I did. I think this tea mixed with the ginger was just what I needed to step out of my comfort zone.

This is a great winter tea. The pu-erh is earthy and thick (in a good way), and the ginger gives an immediate warmth while leaving a tiny bit of heat in the back of the throat. It’s perfect for chasing away the chills. While I am a huge ginger fan I would like to try a pu-erh on its own. The earthy flavor was intriguing, and I think it would be nice to sit with just that flavor for a while.

So here’s to trying new things and thoughtful gifts from sweet friends. Now I’m off to find my next pu-erh fix. :)

ashmanra

Not all puerh is fishy! If you get one that is, you can usually air it out for a couple of days and get rid of the smell. But lots of puerh teas are earthy, mushrooms, cedar-y, etc. they can be so different! Glad you liked this one.

Veronica

I’ll have to remember the tip about airing it out if needed because I am definitely going to try more pu-erh. Thanks!

Bonnie

I’ve had LOTS of puerh and only a couple that didn’t taste too good. Regular tea’s have disappointed me more than puerh’s with sour artificial flavors. So the point is, look under the puerh tab at which puerh’s are favorites of the people here on Steepster and try some or ask people who like Puerh (ashmanra, Amy Oh, Indigobloom, mrmopar, or me for instance).

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ashmanra

Not all puerh is fishy! If you get one that is, you can usually air it out for a couple of days and get rid of the smell. But lots of puerh teas are earthy, mushrooms, cedar-y, etc. they can be so different! Glad you liked this one.

Veronica

I’ll have to remember the tip about airing it out if needed because I am definitely going to try more pu-erh. Thanks!

Bonnie

I’ve had LOTS of puerh and only a couple that didn’t taste too good. Regular tea’s have disappointed me more than puerh’s with sour artificial flavors. So the point is, look under the puerh tab at which puerh’s are favorites of the people here on Steepster and try some or ask people who like Puerh (ashmanra, Amy Oh, Indigobloom, mrmopar, or me for instance).

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