Drax wrote:Hrm, interesting. We must have completely different experiences in barn stalls, because to me, barn stalls smell like shit. Pu'erh does not smell like shit to me.
To me, pu'erh (at least shu) usually smells like compost, which is a completely different aroma. But I find that description more "accurate." At worst the flavors can ride closer to sweaty gym socks.
Of course, this discussion is further interesting to me, given that none of these samples are shu, and I am getting neither shit nor compost aromas and flavors out of samples #1 and #2. I am getting mostly a sandalwood quality, or general woodiness. Perhaps I have that to look forward to in sample #3?
This description may be even more accurate, though not being very familiar with the smell of sandalwood it's not a wording that comes natural to me.
I do know the smell though and now that you mention it it might be a very fitting description.
I feel some people are scared to use such comparisons because who would admit to enjoying a musty old log or sun scorched soil?
I would! The descriptions come as very visual to me, I like it. ^^