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drank Pu'erh Ginger (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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OK. Last one from the pu-erh sample pack.

The dry tea smells super gingery, very similar to David’s super ginger which I really like.

After brewing, the smell is of ginger and fish pu-erh. I almost had to throw it out due to the smell. I let it cool a bit and tasted. It initially has a moderate ginger flavour. It is enough that you can feel the burn on your tongue. At the end of the sip, I am getting that fish/seaweed/canned mushroom pu-erh flavour.

Overall thoughts on the David’s tea Pu-erh sampler: I am glad it was only a sampler; I do not like David’s tea pu-erh base, or the pu-erh tea blends (with the exception of Berry Good which looks to contain not much actually tea leaf); I found most of the blends to not really blend together and each flavour came out at a different point in the sip; I’m glad its over and have congratulated myself for trying even though I knew I most likely would like and ended up not liking.

I feel like I have conquered a mountain. I would like to say that I am now more sophisticated and worldy, but I know that is far from reality, I am still going to pretend though.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
JustJames

oh dear— no part of puerh should be fish, seaweed or mushroom soup! i wonder if you would like silk road’s green puerh…? personally i’d really like to try persimmon tree’s honeysuckle… it just might not be your thing. i can’t abide rooiboos.

Lala

I am not completely writing off pu-erh, I can’t say if I have ever had good pu-erh, but at this point I have no desire to even explore it. I just think it is not to my taste at this point in my tea life.

JustJames

a completely fair statement. i have reached that point with rooiboos. no matter how nice it smells as soon as it hits my tongue ‘nope’ becomes the operative word.

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JustJames

oh dear— no part of puerh should be fish, seaweed or mushroom soup! i wonder if you would like silk road’s green puerh…? personally i’d really like to try persimmon tree’s honeysuckle… it just might not be your thing. i can’t abide rooiboos.

Lala

I am not completely writing off pu-erh, I can’t say if I have ever had good pu-erh, but at this point I have no desire to even explore it. I just think it is not to my taste at this point in my tea life.

JustJames

a completely fair statement. i have reached that point with rooiboos. no matter how nice it smells as soon as it hits my tongue ‘nope’ becomes the operative word.

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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