139 Tasting Notes
So I’m trying pu-erh. I am not an experienced pu erh-drinker, but of the many pu erh varieties I have tried, this one stands out – smooth and mellow. It’s got that earthy pu-erh-ness to it, but not overwhelmingly so, as with the other ripe pu-erhs I’ve tried. It’s caffeinated, but somehow still manages to be calming.
This is a very good every day drink. I am glad I ordered the whole cake, and not just a sample.
I also think this is a good starting point for someone wanting to taste ripe pu-erh
I steeped this, as directed, for 4 minutes. That was either way too much time or I put in too much leaf (1 heaped tsp), because the tea was overwhelmingly intense. Just too much flavor at the same time. I steeped again, for much less time, and got a cup that I could pay attention to. It was ok, I could detect the strawberry sweetness as well as the chocolate, but somehow the tastes didn’t mix well for me. I’m going to try this again with milk.