Before I review this tea:
Dear Dr. Stuart in the United Kingdom,
You have studied tea for 30 years and recommended a 3 minute steeping on a pu’erh tea that I found to be able to resteep a decent amount of times… if customers follow your directions you have just condemned your tea company at the expense of their taste buds.
That is all,
Anyways: As for a pu’erh tea I found this to be very strong at 30s intervals so I went to 20s at 210f which gave a dark liquid that is quite nice. While I enjoy the taste of this tea, there is one ingredient that easily takes away 10+ points on a scale of a 100: red rose. The addition to rose in a pu’erh mixture with blackberries and raspberries is not very appealing because red rose has a very distinct taste that overtakes the sweetness in the tea. While the pu’erh is decent and surprisingly the blackberry leaf doesn’t burn, the aftertaste of rose makes me angry every-time I take a sip. This might be a personal preference, but honestly… rose is just too strong to mix with a delicate taste such as blackberry (which is also rare for us tea drinkers to find)
I am going to guess that someone who likes rose would enjoy this though.