3 Tasting Notes

drank Pu Erh mini tuocha by foojoy
3 tasting notes

My first pu erh was a loose leaf from HK. It was so good I immediately went shopping for pu erh and this is what I ended up with. I love it, but I’m a newb to pu erh so we’ll see how it holds up. It is strong, earthy, rich, nutty, a wee bit vegetal, and so easy to drink.

195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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Whoa! I wanted to like Lapsang Souchong – a grandmother figure from my childhood always drank it – but this is just too smokey for me. I can’t get past the smoke to discern any other flavors. Is Taylors of Harrogate representative? Is there anything out there that like a Lapsang Souchong but a little more approachable?


I know this was a while ago, so I’m not sure if you found anything, but Russian Caravan teas are a milder form of Lapsang. It’s a blend of black teas along with Lapsang which gives a much more approachable scent of smoke.

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Typical TiKuanYin – rich, fruity, floral. But not as well balanced as I’d like with a brightness that’s almost tart. And it is difficult to make strong enough without getting it too tannic.

195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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