I could’ve sworn that I’ve logged this before, but it’s not popping up, so maybe I didn’t…
Anyway, I’m going to start out by saying that I did this totally wrong, having been away from puerh for some time (I did longer steeps than usual…)….
15sec steep: Raisins and vanilla, and of course, plum pudding (I always say that, but that’s what I always get :) ). Oh man, is this good. Slight mineral tang right before that smooth, steamed pudding finish. Hints of walnut, I’m tasting, too.
Feeling kind of stressed out today, just because life is like that sometimes. But, sitting here by a window, with sunlight hitting the snow outside, sipping this absolutely wonderful tea, my spirits are being lifted immensely. :)
30sec steep: As usual, I am in love with the colour of the second cup. Dark and gorgeous, this cup is everything the first cup was and more. The aroma is pure bliss, with a taste that’s more nutty than the first, along with an addition of a browned butter note, accented by caramel. The finish is like walnuts, complete with the hint of bitterness from their skins.
I am so glad I decided to have this tea; I feel like my soul needed it. :)
30sec steep (again… like I said, I did this all wrong…): Caramel-y and sweet, with the same intense colour as the second steep. Nutty and so very delicious.
I’m going to keep drinking this, but I’ve run out of time to log my steeps. Thank you, boychik (who sent me this sample. I’ve been thinking about you as I’ve been sipping), for my extended tea meditation. It was perfect. :)