4841 Tasting Notes
I held off on trying this for a while now. Pu-erh teas scare me. But, I had such a nice experience earlier today with a Yunnan Tuocha that I thought I’d be adventurous and try another Pu-erh today.
This is a pleasant Pu-Erh. Sweet with a rugged earthiness. Smooth mouthfeel.
Yum yum yum! I am tasting distinct nutty tones to this tea, even though the ingredients do not mention any nut flavoring to this blend. But I don’t care, because I love the way the toasty, nutty flavor plays with the apricot and white chocolate.
This is a really good tea. Don’t oversteep it though… I steeped this 4 minutes, and I really wish I had steeped only 3 1/2. It’s still good, but I do think it would be better with a shorter steep time.
The aroma is earthy. The flavor is also earthy, but not quite as strong as the aroma might suggest. There is a profound sweetness to this tea – it is deep and pleasant. A very smooth taste to this tea. By the smell I would have thought that this would taste much more “rugged” or rough but it has a very smooth, sweet taste.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea…
This is an awesome Oolong. Beautiful flavor – sweet, honey-esque with a lovely fruit undertone. Beautiful.
I love Oolong, and my favorite is Ali Shan, but, Formosa Oolong teas hold a very dear place in my heart. This is an excellent Oolong.
Backlogging on this one… I finished up a cup of this just a while ago. A nice flavor, stronger black tea flavor than that of the berry, which is just fine! The black tea has a pleasant, even flavor, nothing too overwhelming, a bit of astringency, a wee bit dry. Nice and comforting.
Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending this tea my way!
I am still feeling just a little “off” – a little sluggish, so I need some Yerba Mate. Some mornings, black tea is enough for me, other mornings, I really need the power of the Mate!
You can read my full review of this tea here:
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending this tea my way!
It’s actually really good. I like the way the ingredients meld together to create a very unified flavor. It tastes very complete. Everything is smooth and in its place, and the taste isn’t lacking. It feels very good on the tongue and tastes rich and a little sweet (not too much) – it’s just a very pleasant tasting tea that I really like!
I really like this tea a lot.
Here is my full-length review of it:
I love the aroma of the dry leaf. It is very sweet… and reminds me of a candy shop. Perhaps not necessarily the smell you want to experience when you open a package of tea, BUT my sweet tooth and I don’t mind! I can see why this tea was chosen to be part of the Flavored Holiday sampler collection from Lupicia.
The flavor is quite yummy. Sweet and fruity but not overly so. I can still taste the fresh, leafy taste of the green tea. I suspect this would be even more delightful as an iced tea…