16 Tasting Notes
I am fairly new to Puerh teas, and I’m not great at writing tasting notes, so take this as you will. This is an earthy, wet leafy tea. It is not too bitter, but it is strong. I don’t get fishy, but definitely a tea that tastes grounded and earthy.
As I’m still learning Puerhs, I don’t know if this is a good taste or not. It’s not one I am accustomed to yet. I’ll keep trying them and learning them.
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Dirt, Earth, Wet Earth, Wet Wood
This tea really lives up to it’s name. First steep today was a full 3 minutes in a gaiwan and it was really strong. Second steep was 1 minute and I enjoyed that much better. It instantly takes me back to when I was a child and the old barn that we had on the farm. Dark, dank, musty, wet. Who knows what all is lurking in the darkness. The second sip takes me back to some woods we used to play in. An overcast, dark sky, rain falling, piles of rotting leaves. It’s getting dark.
Time for another sip…
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Dark Wood, Musty, Wet Wood
Not a big fan of this tea. Drinking it straight this morning and it’s a bit rough. I’m sure it would be better with creamer in it, but I don’t have any today. I will finish the little tin I have of it, but don’t plan on buying more. There was also a plain English Tea and and Afternoon tea in the set. I assume they are all similar, low-mid grade teas.
Flavors: Bitter, Dark Wood, Drying
From the Regional Group Buy. I brewed it with cooled hot water from work (just feeling it, no temperature gauge), loose leaf tea bag, and a coffee mug.
A nice grassy light green tea. Very smooth and not bitter at all.
Flavors: Cut Grass, Grass, Straw