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this sample is most likely just plain ripe pu-erh (again not sure cuz the wrappings are in chinese. only thing i can read is 2007).
i tried breaking the little cake (idk how they call it) thing yesterday and i aired it out for one day. tea still has a strong smell. steeped it just like 15 seconds we shall see. the earthy taste will be there for sure. it probably shouldn’t be nor very bitter nor very sweet.
yep exactly as i assumed. comparing to the last 2 samples (chrysanthemum and globe-amaranth) its nor bitter nor sweet. just a strong earthy taste. maybe even little stronger than it was in the other two. it has just a pinch of bitterness in the end. its easier to drink than the other two. lol i’m on a roll. by the time i reach the 18th sample it might actually taste ok ;) slightly bigger score than the last one…

btw if you found a pu-ehr kind that you really like pls tell. i’d really like to try some quality stuff that i might like…

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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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