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did you get maiden’s ecstasy? I’m so excited because I get to try it tonight!
Yes I did! I wanted to try it after seeing Sophistre’s post this morning, but I wanted to get rid of my Blood Orange first. I also have Palace pu-erh =]
Fish tank, huh? Is there less fish tank when you steep for 15 seconds vs 2-4 min? I have a sample of this from takgoti and I stare at it every day wondering if today is gonna be the day I try pu-erh!!!
As long as you throw the first short steep away the fish tank smell goes away too… At least that’s what I’ve experienced…. maybe if you take a big whiff of the short steep before you dump it you will be so over whelmed by the fishes you wont notice it in what you are drinking! Sometimes I trick myself like that. :)
JacquelineM and Ricky, The only flavored pu erh I have tried that does not have a fishy smell is Teavana Strawberry Slender (of course it does not resteep well like other puerhs). I have tried unflavored pu erhs that do not have the fishy smell but they taste almost like coffee (to me and I don’t care for coffee). I have a orange peel ginger puerh that smells fishy and I trick myself (not unlike Madison) into thinking I am have an asian soup/broth. It so reminds me of some kinda asian inspired soup!
@JacquelineM I hope today is the DAY you try puerh I can’t wait to read your review!!! :)
SoccerMom – I already had asparagus tea earlier and that is enough trauma for one day :) Maybe next week!! :) :) :)
Jacqueline, tryyyyyy it =] Not sure if there’s a fish tank smell from a 15 second steep. I mean I’m not really bothered by it. It’s the first time I actually noticed it! But I did a little tea rinse and the smell was still there!
Haha, I mean if you hold your nose and drink, then you won’t smell a thing =]
I think Rishi Pu-erh vanilla mint didn’t have the smell either. The mint was overwhelming.
Rishi’s Pu-erh gave/gives me the fish tank smell and that’s the first I have found it in. Being out to sea in 20ft swells, fish tank is not the desires smell you want to find. :) Still enjoy Pu-erh land and will have to venture out into the flavored variety… slowly as ginger reminds me of the dentist.
Thanks for the great samples too, Ricky! The onboard post was hiding them from me! Now i have a few treasures to try while out here as well! THANKS!
Haha, I don’t notice this fish tank smell very often. I notice it when I’m at an aquarium, but not when I’m drinking pu-erh.
Haha, I was afraid the package might have gotten lost. Glad it arrived in one piece.
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I am always up for sharing my tea with others. If you’re interested in something just let me know.
80+ Love it, needs to purchase more!
70-79 Pretty good, would consider another cup
50-69 Not bad, but probably won’t repurchase