Poseidon wrote:So would you recommend someone starting out in the pu's to try shu first? Im looking to snag some samples soon and want to know where to start. Can pu-erh's be good if its not super old? What would you recommend for someone coming from primarily oolong and greens?
If you come from oolong and greens, shu or 20 year old sheng might not be for you.
If you're looking for the mouthfeel of quality oolong (lingering taste, changing flavors etc.) you're looking for higher end sheng that are still far cheaper than a good oolong on a per gram pricing basis.
Get some samples of house brand sheng cakes from YS that cost more than $50 per cake: http://www.yunnansourcing.us/store/cate ... y=20506203
Young sheng generally can be really astringent and doesn't go easy on the stomach. 6+ year old cakes can be a bit mellowed out already, but still aren't the right stuff to drink before breakfast.