This tea came as a sample along with my Pomelo Pu-erh gift. Thank you Esgreen for the sample!
The dried mini-bing smelled very light, and not very earthy. As I unwrapped it, I noticed a slightly nutty aroma. The brewed leaves smelled very mild and mossy. I could already tell that this would be a very mild pu-erh.
This tea produced a very nice red amber color after the first wash. On the first sip, I noticed the tea was mildly earthy, nutty and sweet. I’m not used to such quiet pu-erhs. The earthy tones blended very well with the other notes.
What a consistent tea. The flavors were much the same as the first, but much more developed. This tea was not bitter in the least, and actually very pleasant. I very much enjoyed this brew. The finish was slightly buttery.
This tea has very even tones; each quality balances itself out with the others. This steeping was very sweet, and nutty.
I really enjoyed trying this tea. It was very mellow, but still a bit earthy with mossy and nutty notes.