514 Tasting Notes
This is one of my favorite teas from the teaspot. It has a fruity flavor and does not seem overly sensitive to over-steeping. It can be re-steeped 3 or four times with no loss to flavor. I prefer keep my first steep to a minute and a half or 2 minutes, adding 30 seconds each time.
I really like the plain puerh from the teaspot, so I thought I would definitely like this blend too. But I did not like it. It has a faint chocolate aroma, but hardly detectable by taste. I can definitely detect the puerh over the black tea, but it’s like puerh stripped of all the qualities I like about puerh. It has a flat flavor with nearly non-existant after taste. As far as a “dessert” type tea goes, I think that the plain puerh has more “sweet” attributes to it.
I could only detect coconut when drinking this tea. The other ingredients stand out (and smell divine!!) in the scent of the dried leaves, but coconut overpowers in the final product. It seems that I do not like coconut flavor in tea. It reminds me of coconut and pineapple lip smackers that I used to have as a little girl. My brother used to eat them and somehow his eating them made me associate the flavor on my own lips with his nasty habit. Coconut doesn’t always give me this association, but it seems that in hot liquid form, it does.
On a side note, my father really loves this tea :)