75
drank PU-ERH MAPLE CHAI by Tealux
2985 tasting notes

I bought this a while ago. No tasting note yet. sigh.  I think I was hoping this would be mostly similar to Fusion’s Caramel Chai Pu-erh (especially now that it’s no longer for sale), It really isn’t like the Fusion blend.  The caramel is different.. caramel cubes here.  But I don’t know… it could be the same source?  Just different “harvests”?  The Fusion seems to have a deeper flavor though.  The first steep has a flavor that seems kind of like plastic to me?  Not sure why.  It’s not too spicy or caramel… made sure to get a caramel cube in the infuser.  The pu-erh isn’t deep enough for me either.   I should try it with two teaspoons at some point. The third steep is like a drying chai but also very thin to me for a pu-erh.  Nothing too thrilling… I don’t love it like I’ve loved past versions of the Fusion blend.  I guess this is why it took me so long to write a tasting note: in the past, I kept trying to steep it up and find the magic.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoon for a full mug // 14 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 5 minutes after boiling  // 3 minute steep   
Steep #3 //  just boiled // 5 minute steep 

Mastress Alita

While Tealyra does wholesale from Dethlefsen & Balk, this is a totally different blend than the Caramel Chai Pu’erh; the ingredients don’t match at all. The Caramel Chai Pu’erh did not include maple.

tea-sipper

I wasn’t sure if this was a case where Tealyra added maple to the blend to add something different. I was hopeful it was the same anyway…

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Mastress Alita

While Tealyra does wholesale from Dethlefsen & Balk, this is a totally different blend than the Caramel Chai Pu’erh; the ingredients don’t match at all. The Caramel Chai Pu’erh did not include maple.

tea-sipper

I wasn’t sure if this was a case where Tealyra added maple to the blend to add something different. I was hopeful it was the same anyway…

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