Earthy, hints of fishiness, very pungent, some smokiness. Unappealing at first, a bit musty. For me it was worth trying, but not buying.
China’s wonder tonic
For more than 1,700 years, the Chinese have been using pu’erh to lower cholesterol and aid digestion. As with fine wine, it is aged underground and the older it is, the more prized its taste. This tea is an excellent example. Aged for five years deep in the mountain caves of Yunnan province, it has that special, sought-after hint of mustiness with strong earthy notes.