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drank Chenpi Pu-erh by Grand Tea
2901 tasting notes

I decided to brew the entire orange (well, the tea inside the orange, not the orange peel itself-too much citrus) and it made a few nice cups. It would have lasted a dozen steeps, but I don’t want that much caffeine.

20 second rinse including the peel (then removed peel)

Steep 1:
A lot of citrus (more like MAndarin orange/clemintines or pomelo than typical juicy navel orange). Slight bitterness (similar to how bergamot has that characteristic). The tea itself is mostly covered up by the dried clemintine taste.

Steep 2-3:
More of the same, added milk and made a latte

The first few steeps are clearly very citrus-heavy, not very much puerh flavour. The flavour that was there was not soil/Earthy/storage/mushrooms like many puerhs, but some of the tea tannins come through well. Overall, this tea is REALLY tasty and makes a nice latte if you aren’t into it straight. I drink puerh straight if it is unflavoured, but since I couldn’t taste much of the tea anyway I figured it wouldn’t matter.

Flavors: Citrus, Dried Fruit, Orange Zest, Tannin

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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