hop_goblin wrote:Shoupu doesn't really improve past 5 years in my opinion. The swampiness can dissipate some but it wont get 'refined'. The smokiness is probably a result of using wet wood in the drying process. Off flavors can be attributed to a number of reasons. Frankly, with shoupu, it is what it is.
TomVerlain wrote:How about the 7581 brick ? Supposedly mixed sheng/shu - I also like 7262 which is not a heavily "cooked" shu - I have never had really old 7262, but I had some early 2000's that was very good, better than what I would consider ordinary shu.
AllanK wrote:Drank an off tasting "sheng puerh" from Simpson and Vail today. I guess I can't complain because it was a free sample. It didn't taste like puerh at all, let alone sheng. It is possible that it was a improperly labeled green tea. Whatever it was it had a sickly sour taste like old green tea.
The point of this post is the aftereffect. Now every tea I have drank since tastes horrible. Has anyone had the effect of a bad tea ruining their pallet so all tea tastes awful? The only good thing about this is the taste will go away and I won't waste my money on that tea.