Pu erh tea is definitely an acquired taste. The traditional brick pu erhs tend to be very dark, tangy and "dirty" tasting (some call that "earthy"). Other pu erhs aged in things, like orange rinds, take on the smell of the thing, but sometimes that doesnt translate well into the taste of the tea. This bamboo-aged tea brews dark like a standard pu erh, and definitely smells like the bamboo casing, but when brewed, it is pleasantly clean and sweet tasting that is a perfect first pu erh for those who want to try it, but are scared off by the taste or price of bricks. This tea loses some of the sweetness in the second and third steepings, but it doesnt lose its light smell or sweet taste, and is a delight!
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