21 Tasting Notes
I like this better treating it like a Morrocan Mint tea by adding a bit of sugar to it. This is also my go to remedy for mild headaches with its mint and caffeine both working to cure the headache! I like to steep it just a little bit hotter and longer than I normally would for gunpowder because of the mint.
Wow! This is the first time I have tried a white tea. I must say I am plesantly surprised! When I poured it out, at first I was scared I hadn’t steeped it long enough! But then I smelled it, and it smelled wonderful. The first taste is very floral and the lingering taste is very mildly green. I was disapointed in Canton’s Vietnamese Pu erh tea, but this more than makes up for it!
This is my first taste of a pu erh tea, so I have nothing to compare this tea to. To me, this tea tastes old and musty. I know that pu erh is supposed to be aged, but this actually tastes and smells dusty, like it has been sitting on a shelf open, exposed to dust collecting. I have tried two infusions, but I can’t really like this tea. Are all pu erh teas like this? I am still open to trying other pu erh teas.
Ok, so there might be a little too much cinnamon oil in this than is appropriate, but i don’t care! I love cinnamon! I prepare it like a masala chai, bring to a boil in a sauce pan with water, milk, and sugar. If you want to tone it down a bit, just add some plain black tea, though I don’t know why you would want to do that!
Wow, this tisane is good! It reminds me of a spiced chai, but without the caffeine! The name is appropriate, too. I want to sit by a fireside when I drink it. I will admit, I pulled out a couple of cloves before I steeped it, I am not a big fan of cloves. It is good with just a touch of sugar.