This is my first Pu-erh. I’m a little nervous because people keep saying that it’s fishy.
I steeped it for 50 seconds like the package said, and then gave it a sniff. My immediate reaction? Bleeeach. I actually made a noise out loud and that’s saying something!
First sip? Oh geez. This is super fishy. And it’s thick and seaweedy and so very strange.
A few sips later – I’m not sure if this is for me.
Oh. I didn’t rinse it. So I steeped it again. Less fishy. Still seaweedy, with a darker malty taste. It’s drinkable though.
Maybe it’s an acquired taste? I keep sipping but I doubt I’ll come close to finishing my cup.
It doesn’t seem fair to rate this because I’m sure there’s nothing wrong with it.