Not new to Puerh but wanting to learn and taste more

One of the intentionally aged teas, Pu-Erh has a loyal following.

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Not new to Puerh but wanting to learn and taste more

by thommes » Nov 1st 19 2:39 pm

I've been drinking 'puerh' for a couple decades. Now I want to learn about this wonderful tea. I'm seeing contradictions in online information between websites. Is there a good resource that's factual that is recommended to learn about Puerh?

I've always bought the Puerh from the same seller and would like to really experience the differences in Puerh. I'd love recommendations on sellers and actual varieties to try. I have read some here already and agree that samplers are likely the way to go before buying bricks. So any recommendations?

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Re: Not new to Puerh but wanting to learn and taste more

by 12Tea » Nov 8th 19 9:29 am

I think a great starting point is to read the TeaDB article "pu erh tea for beginners":
https://teadb.org/puerh-for-beginners/

Afterwards, I can recommend this Teasenz article explaining the flavors of pu erh tea:
https://www.teasenz.com/chinese-tea/pu- ... taste.html
At first, when you try different teas, It's a bit hard to place the flavors. I think the above article offers a decent framework.

If you want to buy younger teas, and make sure you store them right, I recommend this PDF guide from Global tea hut.
https://www.globalteahut.org/resources/may17elec.pdf
Avoiding the storage pitfalls is pretty essential, especially for raw pu erh in my opinion.

At last, I often can't get the steeping parameters right at first, but this article is great to help you 'fix' the steeping:
https://www.teasenz.com/chinese-tea/how ... etter.html

If you've any questions, feel free to let me know. I'm glad to help out!

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Re: Not new to Puerh but wanting to learn and taste more

by thommes » Nov 8th 19 4:38 pm

12Tea wrote: I think a great starting point is to read the TeaDB article "pu erh tea for beginners":
https://teadb.org/puerh-for-beginners/

Afterwards, I can recommend this Teasenz article explaining the flavors of pu erh tea:
https://www.teasenz.com/chinese-tea/pu- ... taste.html
At first, when you try different teas, It's a bit hard to place the flavors. I think the above article offers a decent framework.

If you want to buy younger teas, and make sure you store them right, I recommend this PDF guide from Global tea hut.
https://www.globalteahut.org/resources/may17elec.pdf
Avoiding the storage pitfalls is pretty essential, especially for raw pu erh in my opinion.

At last, I often can't get the steeping parameters right at first, but this article is great to help you 'fix' the steeping:
https://www.teasenz.com/chinese-tea/how ... etter.html

If you've any questions, feel free to let me know. I'm glad to help out!
Thank you so much! Lot for me to read to start learning.

Nov 12th 19 7:39 am
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Re: Not new to Puerh but wanting to learn and taste more

by Sarah456 » Nov 12th 19 7:39 am

This blog has a lot of knowledge about Pu'er tea. I believe you can learn more.
https://www.umiteasets.com/blog/category/tea/puerh-teas