- posted 12 years ago
hello teaples (tea people), my friend went to china and gave me a small container of puerh tuochas. this is my very first taste of the tea.
*bitter with a definite smokey taste (to me)--well, does earthy mean bitter? *dark brew (used boiling water and infused til the tuocha melted apart; took about a minute or two) *a sorta sweet after taste in the back of the tongue after a few minutes
is this what puerh supposed to taste like? i know you all will tell me, everyone has their own taste--but i just want to know if i'm tasting in the ballpark. perhaps i brewed it too hot or too long. but if i brewed it correctly, and this is indeed the taste, i'll stick to my high mt. oolongs. i brewed from the instructions per 'in pursuit of tea'.
thanks.....i have about 20 tuochas to experiment with so........