Fish Odor

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Nov 20th 19 1:45 pm
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Fish Odor

by thommes » Nov 20th 19 1:45 pm

So I've been reading articles and watching videos on pu-erh. I've been ordering and tasting Shu Pu-erh. From what I've read a pu-erh with a fishy smell has gone bad. Sometimes after a steep I get an odor of what I would say is leather. After another steep, it might smell more of like the ocean? So I'm asking when they say a pu-erh that smells like fish has gone bad, are they talking abou before steeping? after steeping? in the cup? and will it be extremely slap in the face I'm drinking a fish type smell?

Thanks!

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Re: Fish Odor

by mr mopu » Nov 21st 19 2:27 am

thommes wrote: So I've been reading articles and watching videos on pu-erh. I've been ordering and tasting Shu Pu-erh. From what I've read a pu-erh with a fishy smell has gone bad. Sometimes after a steep I get an odor of what I would say is leather. After another steep, it might smell more of like the ocean? So I'm asking when they say a pu-erh that smells like fish has gone bad, are they talking abou before steeping? after steeping? in the cup? and will it be extremely slap in the face I'm drinking a fish type smell?

Thanks!
Not so much gone bad but sometimes left over aroma from the fermentation process. DaYi holds their stuff for 6 months to allow this to air out. Is it a brand you want to ask about on here? May be able to help a bit if I know a bit more about it.