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drank Aloha Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
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Whiskey Buzz sent this to me to try and at first I did not mind it but more and more I am realizing that, for the most part, pu’erh teas are just not for me. I find that for some reason the earthy fermented tea tastes just a little bit too much like dirt. For instance, this is sweet and pineapple-y but it tastes like someone dropped the pineapple first. Well, you live and you learn and what I have learned is I am not a huge pu’erh fan and that is okay. Anyways, thank you Whiskey Buzz for sharing this with me :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

Some puerh’s are less “dirty” than others. Hopefully you’ll find one someday you don’t mind.

or you won’t. There’s plenty of tea out there. :D

VariaTEA

I hope you are right but even Cinnamon Swirl Bread, though very good, was too pu’erh flavored for me. I wasn’t so bothered in the later steeps as the pu’erh mellowed but the first steep got dumped.

It might be a good thing if I can eliminate a whole kind of tea because at least then I won’t be trying to try EVERY tea in the world, just MOST of the teas. haha.

TeaBrat

Flavored puerhs = meh. Most of them are disgusting if you ask me. Puerh should be drank plain or with a bit of ginger if anything.

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Cavocorax

Some puerh’s are less “dirty” than others. Hopefully you’ll find one someday you don’t mind.

or you won’t. There’s plenty of tea out there. :D

VariaTEA

I hope you are right but even Cinnamon Swirl Bread, though very good, was too pu’erh flavored for me. I wasn’t so bothered in the later steeps as the pu’erh mellowed but the first steep got dumped.

It might be a good thing if I can eliminate a whole kind of tea because at least then I won’t be trying to try EVERY tea in the world, just MOST of the teas. haha.

TeaBrat

Flavored puerhs = meh. Most of them are disgusting if you ask me. Puerh should be drank plain or with a bit of ginger if anything.

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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