I have to say that I was a little apprehensive going into this, as my experience with pu’erh from vendors who aren’t specialized in Chinese tea has been… bad. It’s also loose leaf, and while I know there can be good loose pu’erh, my first and worst experience with pu’erh was loose leaf, and I still haven’t completely recovered from the horror.
Medium sized brown leaves, aroma of fresh beet root. I did a quick rinse with boiling water and then let it steep to a nice burgundy red color. Tastes of beet root and wet earth. Very smooth, and no fishy or moldy flavors. I’ve certainly had worse, but to be honest it isn’t very good. Tastes like the old, generic tin of ripe pu’erh that my grandma had on her shelf. It’s drinkable, but not something I’d really want to drink.
Sorry Tea Guy
Flavors: Wet Earth, Wet Rocks, Wet Wood