28 Tasting Notes
I found this on the end of summer clearance shelf at the grocery store for $4.79. At that price I couldn’t resist the draw of watermelon even though I don’t usually buy bagged tea. I liked it, but it is a bit candyish and the melon has a strong after taste. If I saw it on sale I’d buy it again.
Wow, shockingly sour! I was expecting a little bit of bright citrus in the background, but this was like drinking lime juice. Every sip made my mouth flood with saliva. There is also a musty, mushroom-ness (dry desert) about it. Not terrible, but not what I want either.
If steeped for a short time, you get a nice chocolaty cup of tea, but the longer it steeps more pu erh weirdness comes out, giving you a dank, musty taste. I usually steep tea for the longest recommended time for the type of leaf because I prefer strong tea, but I brew this one for only 4 minutes at most.