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my first pu-ehr try…
most likely its Sweet Chrysanthemum sample. looks so and tastes so (sweet). not sure because the wrappings have Chinese writing on them.

rinsed it twice first (assumed its necessary because of the smell). water gets dark red really fast. smells slightly unpleasant.

taste – i expected bitter. but after trying it huge surprise. it’s by far the sweetest tea i’ve ever tried. has a bit of the weird taste – relating with that smell. earthy maybe. idk it’s hard to define. but all together it’s lets say drinkable. more than i expected it would be.

ok drinking more i can say that the sweetnes is too much for me. kinda drinkable but don’t like it. wouldnt wanna drink it regulary.

ok lets try steeping it longer. maybe it will be better…
it is stronger and sweetness is less obvious but i don’t like this other taste much either. gonna have to search more for a pu-ehr i like…

so i made 2 cups and didn’t finish either. actually for me it was barely drinkable. not sure how its supposed to be. so i’ll give it a low rating and hope that the next one suites me better…

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coral23

that’s too bad, pu-erh with chrysanthemum is one of my favorite teas! http://steepster.com/teas/ten-ren/6217-oriental-delight

ah, but to each their own, i hope you find a pu-erh you like!

malomorgen

thanks. hope so too. there is another sampler of chrysamthemum waiting. without that sweet adjective. it will probably suite me better…

malomorgen

oh btw this whole pack of 18 pu-ehr samplers (5 gram each) costed me 2 bucks. so it prolly isn’t the best of it. i am keeping that in mind here ;) but one never knows…

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coral23

that’s too bad, pu-erh with chrysanthemum is one of my favorite teas! http://steepster.com/teas/ten-ren/6217-oriental-delight

ah, but to each their own, i hope you find a pu-erh you like!

malomorgen

thanks. hope so too. there is another sampler of chrysamthemum waiting. without that sweet adjective. it will probably suite me better…

malomorgen

oh btw this whole pack of 18 pu-ehr samplers (5 gram each) costed me 2 bucks. so it prolly isn’t the best of it. i am keeping that in mind here ;) but one never knows…

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born with a bit of a restless, curious and exploring spirit ;) love to travel and i do it a lot lately. enjoy good food and drinks. love trying out new stuff. just about to start exploring the world of teas and i’m really enthusiastic about it ;)

EDIT 4 months later:
still a n00b here but starting to get it ;) i try to buy loose tea but i got a lot of teabags too cuz it’s easier to find here. from not liking black tea ended up love it. green can be quite good too but waiting for more real ones to try. whites are sometimes awesome, sometimes not, rooibos and fruity blends are a good replacement for juices… and so on… still excited about every new tea… loving it more every day :D

since my favorite hobby is photography i take photos whenever something is interesting. including my tea making process…

Rating system (i’ll try to use it from now on):
0-20 sorry, can’t do it. ewwy
20-50 i’ll drink it if i have to, i f not no ty
50-70 its not bad, quite drinkable
70-85 i like it, might buy more
85-100 gimme more of this stuff

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