You know, most people will say that pu erh is for the “seasoned” tea drinker. What do I say? I’m not so sure I agree; I am pretty n00b when it comes to tea and I still have a lot to learn, but I enjoy it. Perhaps most people can’t get past the fishy smell of the brew. But to me, it is very faint and unless you’re looking for it, you will hardly notice. The taste is very earthy, but not too overwhelming. I steeped it for only 4 minutes and will extend the steeping time the next time I cross paths with this tea in my cupboard.