I’m sitting here, sipping on this tea and I’m surprised for couple of reasons:
1. There is apparently a liquorice root in this tea and I don’t taste it (it’s a fantastic thing)
2. The cutest little teapot for one that I got today at a vintage shop, is incapable of pouring tea. I didn’t think that could happen but it did. My counter was a bloody mess pouring this bloody pu’erh… how fitting.
This tea is interesting… I definitely get the woody taste of pu’erh, which I like quite a bit and I get a lot of hibiscus. I think I get some notes of grapefruit and orange but hibiscus is mercilessly fighting them into the shadows. Like I mentioned, no liquorice and I’m very grateful for that. I picked up this tea as a sample when I went into the DT shop couple of weeks ago and I didn’t know back then how bad liquorice can be in a tea (for me anyways). If it was today, this tea would never make it into my shopping bag. I’m glad it did because I actually quite like it.
Edit: The re-steep was unfortunately a failure. Most of the flavour was gone except for the taste of pu’erh. Huge difference between the first and second steep.
I will gladly finish the sample but will not be restocking in the future.