Robertwolf1 wrote:Why do you think it is not a good thing?
What is wrong with young sheng?
I am just curious because I have not tried pu yet and it seems that young is necessary if you are on a budget and want more than just samples.
I think the TCM perspective is that it has too much extreme cold qi. I have seen it claimed that drinking it long term can have some negative effects even if one doesn't notice any ill effects immediately.
I remembered some old posts about this that had good information, but I couldn't find the best of them.
There are some comments here:
On a more anecdotal note, I find that drinking it (even after eating) doesn't usually have good effects on my stomach. It's also often very smoky, bitter and / or astringent, though you can tone down these aspects by brewing it lighter and with cooler water. Most of the "experts" I've seen quoted recommend against drinking the young stuff, though I have seen at least one person say that good tea should always be drinkable and that there's no problem. But anyway, I'm not a doctor or medical practitioner of any sort, so I'm just speaking for my own experience. If you like drinking it and it doesn't give you any problems, by all means go ahead. It's possibl
I guess it's more or less similar to drinking green tea, but as someone pointed out recently, probably better to just drink green tea if that's what you want.
If you're on a budget, it might be better to drink a good quality shu as a daily drinking tea, and then try samples of the better stuff.