I keep forgetting I’ve got this. I’m on a bit of a pu-erh kick at the moment, and the orange pu-erh from NBT is disappearing alarmingly quickly. I’ve put the tin away for now and will save the rest for later. But then I remembered this one, and thought, hey, why not? And now that I’ve made a cup, I realise that I didn’t really much like it when I posted about it the first time. I’m hoping that since it’s hard to make the brewings consistent with the leaves so tightly packed in the cake, it was a problem with the preparation.
Nothing wrong with the aroma, anyway. It’s quite pu-erh-y and earthy. Slightly wooden too. But somehow the aroma seems milder than other pu-erhs I’ve had. Pu-erh Light, if you will.
I can’t be sure because of the nature of the cup, but it looks rather more transparant too than what I’m used to from other pu-erhs. I suspect I may have made a somewhat weak cup here. As opposed to my other post about it, where it seems I made it way too strong.
Nothing to report on the flavour, really. And that doesn’t mean that it’s an average flavour pu-erh. That means that there is little flavour to report on, unless you count hot water as a flavour note. Personally, I wouldn’t.
I’m not going to mess with the rating. 20 points may be a little low. But in order to dislike something, there has to be a flavour to dislike. Me, I dislike teas that doesn’t have a flavour.
Supposedly tibetans can get ill if they don’t drink this tea. Makes me glad I’m not tibetan.