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Another I haven’t had in a while. Enjoyed 5 cups. This is a green puerh. Still haven’t figured out how to remember if that means sheng or shu. After the first steep the leaf smells like mushrooms – like springtime morels. Yum. I love green puerhs. They are so light and clean. Sweet and sticky on the lips. Seems creamy today.

I gave the third cup to a co-worker- traditionally the best cup. He grumbled, “it tastes like sweet dirt” and poured it out. Guess he is entitled to his opinion, even if he is a stupid head.

TeaBrat

I believe it’s a sheng – because it also says raw on the description. The world of pu-erh, confusing it is…

Charles Thomas Draper

Definitely Sheng

E Alexander Gerster

“Sweet Dirt” … hah! I guess some of us like it and some don’t!

K S

I keep trying to widen his tastes. I got him off the bag, but so far having no success moving him past Twinings loose. I like it too but there is so much more. Honestly I knew he wouldn’t like this. It was worth it to see his expression. Sometimes I’m like that.

ashmanra

I bought Harney’s ziyun puerh maocha but don’t care much for it. It is a raw puer. Will it get better if I keep it on the shelf for a few years?

K S

Ashmanra, that’s what I read but being new at this must admit I have never had a sheng puerh long enough to find out. Shu according to some sites also improves with age but to a lesser degree. I have some poorly prepared stuff in a can I am hoping gets less fishy with time.

ashmanra

My raw puer isn’t fishy, but it IS…minty! And the is a mineral quality to it as well. It isn’t awful, but I don’t reach for the tin…if you would like, I can send you a bit to taste and compare.

TeaBrat

They are supposed to get better with age, this one is still very young….

K S

“The very young do not always do as they are told”. Geek points for anyone who knows where that quote comes from.

Finally figured out a way to remember sheng and shu. Sheng sounds a little like green. Cheap Shu smells like poo.

Ashmanra, I add chocolate mint to my fishy puerh to tame it. It makes a great drink that way. Lemonade out of lemons. pm sent.

E Alexander Gerster

Anteaus in “The Nox” of SG-1…. So I am not the only SF Geek! (And Tea Geek, Buddhist Geek, Etc…)

K S

I am impressed. Major SF Geek kudos. Live long and prosper!

ashmanra

LOL! And my youngest daughter says she is pretty sure that T’ealc later quotes this line in a different episode, but she wasn’t sure. Geeks here, too! :)

K S

Your daughter is almost correct. O’neil repeats the line in an episode about the Tolan. Do we need a life or what?

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TeaBrat

I believe it’s a sheng – because it also says raw on the description. The world of pu-erh, confusing it is…

Charles Thomas Draper

Definitely Sheng

E Alexander Gerster

“Sweet Dirt” … hah! I guess some of us like it and some don’t!

K S

I keep trying to widen his tastes. I got him off the bag, but so far having no success moving him past Twinings loose. I like it too but there is so much more. Honestly I knew he wouldn’t like this. It was worth it to see his expression. Sometimes I’m like that.

ashmanra

I bought Harney’s ziyun puerh maocha but don’t care much for it. It is a raw puer. Will it get better if I keep it on the shelf for a few years?

K S

Ashmanra, that’s what I read but being new at this must admit I have never had a sheng puerh long enough to find out. Shu according to some sites also improves with age but to a lesser degree. I have some poorly prepared stuff in a can I am hoping gets less fishy with time.

ashmanra

My raw puer isn’t fishy, but it IS…minty! And the is a mineral quality to it as well. It isn’t awful, but I don’t reach for the tin…if you would like, I can send you a bit to taste and compare.

TeaBrat

They are supposed to get better with age, this one is still very young….

K S

“The very young do not always do as they are told”. Geek points for anyone who knows where that quote comes from.

Finally figured out a way to remember sheng and shu. Sheng sounds a little like green. Cheap Shu smells like poo.

Ashmanra, I add chocolate mint to my fishy puerh to tame it. It makes a great drink that way. Lemonade out of lemons. pm sent.

E Alexander Gerster

Anteaus in “The Nox” of SG-1…. So I am not the only SF Geek! (And Tea Geek, Buddhist Geek, Etc…)

K S

I am impressed. Major SF Geek kudos. Live long and prosper!

ashmanra

LOL! And my youngest daughter says she is pretty sure that T’ealc later quotes this line in a different episode, but she wasn’t sure. Geeks here, too! :)

K S

Your daughter is almost correct. O’neil repeats the line in an episode about the Tolan. Do we need a life or what?

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