The “Problem” with Pu-erh

Photograph of The Problem With Pu-erh by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Warning: the following includes a lot of whining.

The problem with Pu-erh is that it never goes bad–only gets better with age. Storing/deciding which Pu-erh to keep has become quite challenging at this point. Worse yet, only about 5% of the Pu-erh I’ve ever tried I actually disliked. ^^

Anyone want some utterly fabulous showstopping Pu-erh? Some of these need a good home before i drown in tea. Yeah, didn’t think so. Most people can’t stand Pu-erh, so it costs a fortune in the West. One thing i really ought to try: keep my left over tea in a kiddie pool and go swimming in tea Scrooge McDuck-style. Free tan! xD

Stored under optimum conditions (light tight, sealed with no room for air) normal tea will last ~18 months on the outside. Pu-erh? Decades. If it’s organic, I end up using it for fertilizer, but if it isn’t… I can’t pay people to take this stuff. ^^;; Some samples cost upwards of $10 or 15 and i still have to toss 2/3rd of the contents after my review. -_-;; When I lived at home, I used to put most of this in my mom’s compost. Now she can’t be bothered to take it from me…

Curse you, Pu-erh!

Given all of this, can i realistically justify buying anymore Pu-erh for review? Sadly the answer is yes? >.> I still have 19,000 teas to learn. ;)

 

Photograph of The Problem With Pu-erh by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
How on Earth do i still have this much?!

1 Comment

  1. I really liked the one Pu-Erh that I’ve tried. The smell was really intense (and, to me, off-putting), though, so I had to rinse the tea before brewing to be able to handle drinking it. For some reason that seemed to help with the aroma.

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