!!! an unflavored pu’erh that I like?
I find that overpowering earthiness of shu pu’erh so…creepy. Not to mention it upsets my stomach (which is true of just about everything in this world, sigh). So I thought I’d try sheng pu’erh, but then I was worried since the general consensus seems to be that sheng is even weirder and less palatable than shu, which would be saying something.
and the dry smell was kind of off-putting. but I DID request this as a sample, so I thought I’d give it a whirl.
the smell while I was rinsing it frightened me. I was all ready to hate it. And then something strange happened. I took a sip. And it’s good! It’s not a tea I would glug (mugs of black tea tend to disappear alarmingly fast around me), definitely a sipper. But it’s got a rich, green earthiness. Maybe like a cedar or something? It makes me think of a forest in the rain. I like it. This is an issue – now that I like sheng pu’erh I’m going to end up with even more teas on my covet list.
More to follow as I resteep this.