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28/01/2013
my first pure pu-erh.

i did a quick steep for just about 5 sec, and then one long one for 5 min.
then i just did more and more steeps for maybe 4 to 5 min each. until the liquid got pale. i was too lazy to look up what the PROPER way to steep this is. also i have 3 more squares to work with.

03/29/2013
this is a good pu-erh. i need to thank davidstea for making such awful pu-erh because it gives me a valuable reference to know what good pu-erh is. i mean heck! this tiny square probably isn’t even near the best. (i actually like the mini cake i had yesterday even more, and i’m glad i accidentally ordered 2 samples of it.) but this tiny square is not without it’s charm.

i had to let it rinse/steep for more than just 10-20 seconds, cuz the square is packed very tight and it took a while to break up in the water. and i know the point of a rinse is a rinse, but i drank the rinse anyways. and then my second steep was 1 minute. which i know is longer than it should be. my third steep was about 45 seconds. and i did a few more short steeps after that. all in my tiny glass gong fu.

ashmanra

How did you like it?

Shmiracles

people always mention the word fishy when they talk of pu-erh. or how strong it is. but i personally found the whole flavor to be very mellow. like almost a tad dull?
now PLEASE take into consideration that this is my first pure pu-erh and i have purchased at least 6 others (probably more). so i still have a lot to learn before i feel like i really have perspective and appreciation.

Shmiracles

oh but that made it sound like i didn’t like it! but i DID i did like it! i’m excited to try another pu-erh tomorrow.

ashmanra

My first puerh teas smelled terribly fishy! They tasted okay, though! My more recent puerh purchases have been more earthy, horsey, or shroomy. LOL!

Shmiracles

Oooo yes shroomy is a great descriptor hah. and isn’t it yummy!! much better than my beginner pu-erh for shroomy sure.

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ashmanra

How did you like it?

Shmiracles

people always mention the word fishy when they talk of pu-erh. or how strong it is. but i personally found the whole flavor to be very mellow. like almost a tad dull?
now PLEASE take into consideration that this is my first pure pu-erh and i have purchased at least 6 others (probably more). so i still have a lot to learn before i feel like i really have perspective and appreciation.

Shmiracles

oh but that made it sound like i didn’t like it! but i DID i did like it! i’m excited to try another pu-erh tomorrow.

ashmanra

My first puerh teas smelled terribly fishy! They tasted okay, though! My more recent puerh purchases have been more earthy, horsey, or shroomy. LOL!

Shmiracles

Oooo yes shroomy is a great descriptor hah. and isn’t it yummy!! much better than my beginner pu-erh for shroomy sure.

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