I've also had little luck with pu though I've not shopped for it much as there are so many other teas to love. It surprises me, because I generally really enjoy complex, 'earthy' tastes that offput others, like very intense and ripe cheeses.
I've mentioned that my first (and almost last) taste of pu was years ago, with a friend, and truly... intense. It was the taste of mucking ripe stables (funny, I deeply love that smell in barns) along with something just rotten sewerish and something else like clothes mouldering in an attic. No idea what sort of pu it was. Pleasant buzz, though, which my friend, not a tea person really, thought the entire point. Those were the days.
I'd also love some specific suggestions (sample sizes, not whole cakes) that don't break the bank or require large quantity purchases; always game. Between warnings that the decent stuff is terribly difficult to find and wildly expensive and the level of experience apparently required to select among the many available products, I've tended to just shy away. I think it perhaps needs a bit of demystification, like yixing pots. Anyone able to provide a little list?
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