jogrebe wrote:Ok thats good to know so I don't make the mistake of spending the extra money on aged cooked puerh, should I ever change my mind about wanting to avoid aged puerh out of fear of getting hooked on them.
I'm sending you some aged cooked pu'er in your pu-pu-package. 6 years can make a difference in getting rid of some of the mustiness ("pond" flavors) of cooked pu and letting it mellow.
Others, like Guang of Hou De Asian Art, say that age can make a difference in cooked tea. Guang sells 1980s loose cooked tea
that you can sample for $5.50 w/free priority mail shipping with the tag line:
Some people have the theory that cooked pu-erhs will not improve its aroma over time. Try this aged loose pu-erh and Think again!
I have a small sample of this but haven't tried it yet, so I can't tell you that I agree with that assessment. But I do think that the older cooked tea I'm sending you will at least illustrate how mustiness can fade...