4 Tasting Notes
This was actually the Ripe Pu-erh that got me to like Ripes!
Originally it was only my wife that liked Pu-erh, and I only begrudgingly drank it to keep her company. Once I tried this one, maybe with a more mature tea palate, I realized what there is to like. I still honestly don’t prefer the first few infusions, which have a much more woody and mulchy note to them… but then after the third or forth the sweetness and creaminess starts hitting. It’s long lasting too! I’ve been sipping on this particular session for probably 10 relatively large infusions and it still has some power.
Flavors: Cream, Creamy, Moss, Wood
TL;DR: A roastier version of Teavivre’s Honey Orchid Oolong, in the best way
This tea is seriously fantastic. It starts off quite floral in scent, and then has a roasted quality in the steep to go a long wit it. It works really well in terms of the flavor to have the roast and the floral mix in the mouth. Definitely a floral aftertaste. Has some stone fruit-type sweetness, maybe some darker brown sugar. It also has a great mouthfeel, but it mostly is a component of the floral scent that stays in the palette.
6 g of leaf in a Gongfu2Go (150 mL), for 10 seconds-ish per steep. Then added as needed as it got a bit weaker.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Floral, Honey, Orchid, Peach, Plum, Roasty