Hope it's ok to revive this thread. The original question was:
Isn't Raw puerh like Green tea in a way?
If Raw Puerh is not good/healthy to be consumed a lot, then shouldn't Green tea too?
I know this doesn't answer the health side of things so much, but in terms of taste: am I right that 20 years ago most commercially available new young sheng would be plantation blended leaves which people thought tasted unpleasant until aged? But now there's much more opportunity to drink non-plantation stuff which tastes nicer young than the plantation stuff does (no-one knows what it will taste like when aged)?
From the Chinese medicine point of view, I can understand how drinking green sheng pu'er is cooling the same way that drinking green tea is cooling.
But some people worry that the latter is bad for you, perhaps because it is TOO cooling: could that simply be because green pu'er is much stronger
than green teas that are traditionally designed to be drunk young?
What, for example, would Chinese medicine say to someone who was geting through 50g of Long Jing or some other green tea every day? How would their stomach be coping?