So this came with my sample of S’mores I won on the facebook contest, and I just got around to trying it. It’s really pretty, not sure if the colors are as vibrant as the picture, but still, attractive. I totally get strawberry mango in the dry leaves. With a bit of sugar, those fruity flavors really developed. Yet, I only finished half of my cup. The more I drank, the more I noticed something weird underneath, something rich, unidentifiable to me, and…somewhat unpleasant. I think this is just what pu’erh is. I feel bad not liking it. Maybe I need to try more. And suggestions on a mild pu’erh for a beginner?

ashmanra

I like Mengku Palace Golden Buds from Teavivre, but then, I like puerh!

Bonnie

Kally has a white tropical pu-erh blend, Whispering Pines has a mini Menghai Toucha that’s good and and Verdant has a few alchemy blends with pu-erh in them. I like Butiki Tea’s little coin shaped Ancient Phoenix Puerh (kind of bread tasting). Whatever you do, rinse them first for 30 seconds. Steep 30 seconds (or read the directions).

Rebecca Lynn

Thanks guys! I do like the taste of bread and it has always intrigued me when you said there is tea that tastes like it.

Nik

I tried Golden Moon’s Pu-erh and Pu-erh Chai before I knew there was such a thing as pu-erh, and liked them both. Given my aversion to some of the adjectives frequently used to describe some pu-erh’s flavour (fishy, mushroomy…), I consider myself fortunate that I didn’t detect any of that in those two samples. =)

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ashmanra

I like Mengku Palace Golden Buds from Teavivre, but then, I like puerh!

Bonnie

Kally has a white tropical pu-erh blend, Whispering Pines has a mini Menghai Toucha that’s good and and Verdant has a few alchemy blends with pu-erh in them. I like Butiki Tea’s little coin shaped Ancient Phoenix Puerh (kind of bread tasting). Whatever you do, rinse them first for 30 seconds. Steep 30 seconds (or read the directions).

Rebecca Lynn

Thanks guys! I do like the taste of bread and it has always intrigued me when you said there is tea that tastes like it.

Nik

I tried Golden Moon’s Pu-erh and Pu-erh Chai before I knew there was such a thing as pu-erh, and liked them both. Given my aversion to some of the adjectives frequently used to describe some pu-erh’s flavour (fishy, mushroomy…), I consider myself fortunate that I didn’t detect any of that in those two samples. =)

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