drank Pu-erh Classic by Rishi Tea
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Hubby wanted pu-erh tonight so I thought I would serve this one to get the opinion of my hubby and my oldest daughter. I wasn’t too thrilled with it when I had it. It seemed flat and one-dimensional. It wasn’t spit-it-out bad, just boring. Just….meh.

That was the reaction the others had tonight. Daughter said it smelled shrimp-y and she thought it tasted that way as well. We made two steeps from the leaves, western style. The second steep was less fishy but I can’t say it was more enjoyable.

TeaBrat

I’m always at a loss for what to do with puerhs I don’t really care for. Maybe you could try mixing it with something? And you could try just throwing away the first steep, they are usually the most fishy.

ashmanra

I was thinking about letting it get some air to dissipate the fishiness, then cut a vanilla beam into it and make a vanilla puerh. Hmmm…

TeaBrat

you should try it!

ashmanra

I did it! We will know in about three weeks if it rescued the balance of this tin!

TeaBrat

ooh- I hope it turns out better! ;)

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TeaBrat

I’m always at a loss for what to do with puerhs I don’t really care for. Maybe you could try mixing it with something? And you could try just throwing away the first steep, they are usually the most fishy.

ashmanra

I was thinking about letting it get some air to dissipate the fishiness, then cut a vanilla beam into it and make a vanilla puerh. Hmmm…

TeaBrat

you should try it!

ashmanra

I did it! We will know in about three weeks if it rescued the balance of this tin!

TeaBrat

ooh- I hope it turns out better! ;)

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