This is my first pu erh ever. Straighter, chocolate-brown leaves that smell very fermented — it’s a sour, fishy scent, almost like when you open a can of tuna. The smell of the leaves left much to be desired. But I’ll try everything once.
Liquor loses the sour scent of the leaves, and the fishiness is much less pronounced. There’s a graininess there now that reminds me of tuna-noodle casserole. Taste has none of the fishiness, but instead a grainy, earthy taste that is slightly woody. An interesting tasting tea, but not something I’d drink on a regular basis.