If you do open pu, use something that you can thoroughly clean, and keep it away from your other pots.Teafortea wrote: ↑Thu Oct 27, 2022 6:33 amtrue true!... I stay clear of smoke or camphor description. simply not my kind. Just very recently I was having some tea with a friend and she had served me a tea that mind you was described as having camphor notes. Before I knew that detail, I could have never imagined that camphor was the main description of the tea. ...Well, I had a good chuckle afterward. Tea was good, I can reproduce the camphor taste in my memory but it was not the camphor taste that I imagined it would be.
As far as dirty socks taste or wet dog, that is why I am so scared to try any puehr. One day maybe...I have some puehr I never opened but no day has been enough courageous for me to dive. Mind is a powerful thing
That hong kong storage odor stuck around and i realize I was also smelling it from my kettle..so I had to wash that out too. Took a week for me to stop smelling that stuff in the house as everything got cleaned