This is an odd tea. I bought some because I wanted to try a more spicy pu-erh, with cinnamon overtones, and this one had secondary flavor notes of maple, and old books. I feel like this tea should be called “Old Books”, It tastes like a used book store. It’s not the least pleasant thing I have ever tasted, more along the line of a savory dessert, so seemingly out of character that it is hard to take it for what it is. The agedness of this tea is maybe just a bit much for me, though I would definitely not call it bad, because I have had bad tea, and this is not it. I definitely get the maple overtones which are pleasant, though I tried one infusion with a tiny bit of sweetener to bring out the maple and nuttiness, and I strongly recommend NOT doing this, it is not pleasant. The radish was definitely there too, but I did not get any of the spicy overtones. I won’t buy this tea again, but I wouldn’t discourage those who appreciate these qualities from doing so.
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML