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I purchased this at the local Asian market. I passed by it in the huge tea aisle many times. My GF told me that it is no good. She is Chinese and does not drink tea. I figured with a price tag in the single digits I would take a chance. The tea comes in a nice package that is copper colored and the inside has this yellow silk-like fabric. The tea actually is quite good. I brewed this up basket style. The first steep for maybe a minute or so. It has a nice smooth flavor. No funkiness or off tastes. It is a very nice tea for under ten dollars. I saw it on Ebay for twenty. As I delve into cup #2 I realize I have made a very wise purchase. The tea is still smooth but now it has that carbonation in my mouth with under a minute of steepage. I will mail this tea for anyone who is interested. I have no idea how old it is. Hmm. I may have seen it in the store for maybe over 2 years or close to it. It is 357 grams and it was $8.99. There is also another one that I bought that is smaller that I will review later. As I sip further, the tea is numbing. It is very energizing without the jittery feelings. I made have to think in a few years it may be awesome. It is very good now….

K S

I bought an 8oz can of loose cooked puerh at an International market for about $7. It comes in a nice looking red and black tin. The tea inside is less than spectacular. Very fishy and musty – all the things people fear about puerh. I learned to tame it with chocolate mint we grow because I refuse to not drink it.

Charles Thomas Draper

This is a cake. I was pleasantly suprised. My first experience with Pu-erh was also at the same Asian market and it was in a tin made by Kim Fung Brand. It was very fishy and musty too. Now some however many years later it is much better. As a matter of fact I should do a tasting for Steepster.

K S

Being a relative newby, some of my research on shu led me to believe it wouldn’t change much with aging. Glad to hear your experience says there is hope.

TeaBrat

I’ll try anything once… lol

Charles Thomas Draper

Amy it was quite nice….

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K S

I bought an 8oz can of loose cooked puerh at an International market for about $7. It comes in a nice looking red and black tin. The tea inside is less than spectacular. Very fishy and musty – all the things people fear about puerh. I learned to tame it with chocolate mint we grow because I refuse to not drink it.

Charles Thomas Draper

This is a cake. I was pleasantly suprised. My first experience with Pu-erh was also at the same Asian market and it was in a tin made by Kim Fung Brand. It was very fishy and musty too. Now some however many years later it is much better. As a matter of fact I should do a tasting for Steepster.

K S

Being a relative newby, some of my research on shu led me to believe it wouldn’t change much with aging. Glad to hear your experience says there is hope.

TeaBrat

I’ll try anything once… lol

Charles Thomas Draper

Amy it was quite nice….

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