I like the taste of black teas, but it seems like a lot of them that I have tried are very astringent tasting which really dries my mouth out. I had some golden monkey tonight and it was that way. Is this typical? I don't like a fruity after taste/sweet aftertaste either.
I tried Shui Xiang Oolong and it was a little too sweet for me.. White peony tea was not bad though. The green is a little to grassy smelling for me.
Can anybody suggest some smooth teas they like? I have an organic loose leaf puerh that is my favorite right now; strong flavor, earthy, and great finish with no sweet flavor or astringency that I notice. Thanks!