My first pu erh! Before steeping, I took a whiff and it smelled like a hardware store! Tried again: the second sniff smelled like tea and cookies. Much better!
This was surprisingly good. I was nervous about trying this style, but I was very happy. The tea was a light amber – quite pretty. It smells warm and sweet once brewed. I would definitely buy again.
The tea was smooth when hot, but left a slight chalky feel when it cooled. I don’t suggest drinking it when cool, so it shouldn’t be much of a problem. :)