What is Pu-erh Suo Hou

Suo Hou (锁喉) is a sign of poor quality pu-erh. It is a sensation of 'sandy', 'tight' or roughness in the throat when drinking. It is more likely to happen to ripened Pu-erh and often caused by inadequate fermentation (Ou-Dui 渥堆) or storage (eg wet storage). The Suo Hou sensation of a Pu-erh could be reduced through aging, but most unlikely to be eliminated.