YMY 1690 Pu-erh Tea

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  • “Oh, this smells funky as the teabag soaks. Like fish. That's really a nasty smell for my first cup of the day. I hope it doesn't taste like fish or I will have one seriously unhappy mouth. The...” Read full tasting note
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  • “*TTB Tea #14:* 1st order of business. This is labeled as a "Pu Erh Oolong" again... and was listed as an oolong here, so I changed it. The raw leaf is earthy like soil (NOT fecal), but still...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I brewed the loose leaf YMY Pu-erh with about 1.5 tsp in my 6 oz cup. I like my Puer a little stronger and this has got that really nice earthy, sweet aroma. The tea itself is rich and...” Read full tasting note
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From Stash Tea Company

An ancient medicinal tea from China’s Yunnan province. A centuries old secret processing method allows the broad leaves to oxidize longer than the oolongs, giving a unique earthy flavor.

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Oh, this smells funky as the teabag soaks. Like fish. That’s really a nasty smell for my first cup of the day. I hope it doesn’t taste like fish or I will have one seriously unhappy mouth.

The tea itself isn’t that bad…definitely tastes like dirt but with an almost sweet note. But ugh, that smell! Every time I lift the cup to my lips I am grossed out by it. I’m gonna go dump this out.

(I can’t remember if I’ve had Puerh tea before, but this Stash teabag is NASTY and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone!)

LENA

consider it AVOIDED! send some to Auggy…she likes the odd fish-tea taste sometimes. :)

Suzi

LOL, luckily I only had the one bag from a sampler or something :) Now I’m drinking a Sencha from Cost Plus that tastes much better :D

Ricky

I mean she likes bacon tea, fish is a close relative…. * whistles *

Auggy

Hey! Why’s everybody picking on me?? Sure, I’ve had a few cups of fish tea (or even tea that makes me want to eat… well, eel) and bacon/smoked ham tea is good! But I don’t know if I’d go for a bagged fish tea. So hats off to you, Suzi, for being brave enough to give it a go!

Ricky

Picky on Auggy? Neverrrr! Not in a million years!

LENA

we pick because we care….and want cookies.

Suzi

Auggy (and everyone else) – can you recommend a non-fishy Puerh? :) Or at least a better-quality one?

Also, I second Lena. We want mistake cookies!!

Auggy

Haha! The coworker I had to explain my laughter to requested some as well! Peer pressure! Peer pressure!

As for non-fish pu-erh, I do not recomment ROT’s Imperial Pu-erh. It was like sweet smoked fish. Not bad. But still, fish. Takgoti sent me some Samovar’s Maiden’s Ecstasy which was nice and non-fishy. She also sent me some of their Palace pu-erh which is supposed to be a grade above ME’s so I would think it would be even better (though somehow I haven’t tried it yet – maybe I will tonight when doing some Christmas cooking!)

teaplz

Awww, this sounds so ICKY. I really liked Golden Moon’s Pu-erh, which is smooth and smoky and sweet and earthy. No fish whatsoever! I’m so sorry your first experience was baaad. :(

Suzi

teaplz – I might have to try Golden Moon once I work myself up to drinking pu-erh again :)

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TTB Tea #14:

1st order of business. This is labeled as a “Pu Erh Oolong” again… and was listed as an oolong here, so I changed it.

The raw leaf is earthy like soil (NOT fecal), but still sweet.

1 bag (3.2g)/6oz nearly boiling water

The liquor is a dark reddish brown and it almost looks thick like mud. The smell is much like the raw leaf, only more soil is coming out.

YAY! NO “pu” flavor! It’s still very earthy, but that’s it- just soil. The sweetness that was in the aroma is also there so it’s not like I’m drinking dirt. The mouth feel is also thicker as the liquor predicts. A good bagged shu.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I brewed the loose leaf YMY Pu-erh with about 1.5 tsp in my 6 oz cup. I like my Puer a little stronger and this has got that really nice earthy, sweet aroma.

The tea itself is rich and full-bodied. It’s sweeter than you’d expect, with a light earthy note. It’s very smooth and mellow. This is the tea I reach for after a large meal; it settles the stomach and cleanses the palate. Maybe it’s all in my head, but Puer just makes me feel healthier.

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