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.