2 Tasting Notes
Brewed 5 tea bags worth, loose, in 16 ounces boiled water for 3 minutes with stirring. (This amounts to only 5.9 grams of tea, so the mean weight per bag was only 1.18 grams, not 1.5 grams as on the label.) Dark red tea liquor. Tasted at room temperature: Strong black tea flavor with slight astringency. No perceptible rose flavor or aroma.
$15.50 for 250 grams. Steeped 16 grams in 32 ounces boiled water for 6 minutes. Tastes like a mixture of equal amounts of black (“red”) tea and ripe Pu-erh tea, so this raw Pu-erh has aged about half way to the “dark tea” taste of a ripe Pu-erh. Has little astringency, and no acid bitterness. It’s a pleasant hybrid tea. At a very reasonable $1.76 per ounce, it’s worth a try.
Flavors: Mushrooms, Tea