Diet Puer/Puer “Lite”
I remember reading somewhere purple varietal are suppose to be smokey and harsh so I braced myself for a rough and tumble session. To my shock it was literally the opposite, super fruity, it is truly yiwu tea but amped up sweetness due to the anthocyanin that result in the purple colored leaves. The flavor was so fruity if I was blind folded I would say it was a flavored tea not at all a puer and almost teavana flavored sweetness. I maybe over exaggerating the sweetness slightly but after a week off drinking rough bitter harsh young pu maybe my taste buds were off kilter following the logic of the polar opposite spectrum given that studies have shown calorie free sweeteners are soo overly sweet that when we taste real sweetness it is bland in comparison maybe the young shengs have been so bitter my taste buds felt anything remotely sweet was candy. Either way this was rather thin and not terrible complex but very approachable and atypical of puer not at all bitter or astringent or unpleasant in any way it was actually so sweet and dainty I almost don’t care for it but will gladly drink the rest of my budget blind buy cake. This would be a good casual drinker as it cannot be over steeped and distractions would not have a bearing on your enjoyment with other complex teas where you might miss subtleties.
I have not tasted the tea referenced but my experience parallels the tea the guys over at Tea DB review in this link.
Just realized Tea DB did a review on a newer vintage of this tea as well but my qualities it shares with the yunhai nan nuo still stand
Flavors: Berries, Blackberry, Honey