I’d been warned about Pu-erh. I’d been told to try samples: not for everyone, post-fermented, the kimchi of teas. I expected something vinegary, a sort of pickled tea. That’s not what this is like at all. Perhaps it’s dwarf tea—a tea for drinking under mountains, or for drinking like you’re under a mountain. Earthy, rich, but smooth. Darn good tea.