Hello! I'm new here
I've tried some sheng douji pu-erh teas in the past, and I liked them. Before trying pu-erh, I drank a lot of TieGuanYin, Long-Jing, Jasmine, keemun, dian hong, and lapsangsoochung. I just got a couple pu-erh tea-cakes, but I didn't know much about them at all. Could you take a look and let me know if these cakes and brands are at all decent?
I tried the ripe one. It was rather earthy and had hints of seaweed . The color was nice and red. It was a little spicy in the aftertaste and had some astringency. After reading through some threads, I think that I was steeping for too long. I steeped for about 1-2 minutes each time. It started to taste a lot better after 3 steepings.