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drank Pu-erh Coconut Cacao by Tealux
439 tasting notes

Man. I just can’t do it guys. I guess pu-erh is not for me.

I’m not having a great tea day either. I started the morning trying a new assam, but used my steeper which was heavily tainted with the scent of my huckleberry tea, so it infused a perfume-y huckleberry flavor into the assam. Gonna try that one again before I review it because I really wasn’t tasting the true flavor of that tea. Then I tried this tea, and ick! I hate to say that about any tea, but I just can’t stomach these pu-erhs. The last pu-erh I tried tasted like leather to me, and this one has that flavor. It’s a major turn-off to me. I tried to focus on the coconut and cocoa nib flavor, but couldn’t get past the leather. It also seemed to have like a peppercorn spiciness, which I also didn’t like. I admit, I dumped most of it.

I just don’t understand pu-erhs. I’ve had the Lupicia chocolate strawberry one, and it didn’t really taste much different to me than a black tea. And I LOVE the sTEApshoppe cinnamon swirl bread tea, but then again it is a blend with black tea, I guess. I feel like maybe I should stop trying since I could spend the money on stuff I am more likely to enjoy. I really wanted to like all forms of tea though. Humph!

Sil

you tried. that’s great! leave it and try it again in a few months…see if your tastes have changed but try swapping to pick up samples so you’re not “wasting money” or add a small sample to another order heh.

Tealizzy

Thanks, Sil! I guess I won’t give up just yet!

Sil

just take a pause – tea drinking should be fun! i went through the same thing to be honest – though i had a bit less trouble than you it seems. i love the two that you mentioned in your tasting note – but there are also puerhs i love now that are similar to black teas but subtly different enough that i can appreciate them for what they are. I’m still taking baby steps but i have samples coming from tea friends to add to the small sample pile i have of puerh so if i find some good non leather ones that i think you could like, i’ll let you know. happy to share in the journey :)

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Sil

you tried. that’s great! leave it and try it again in a few months…see if your tastes have changed but try swapping to pick up samples so you’re not “wasting money” or add a small sample to another order heh.

Tealizzy

Thanks, Sil! I guess I won’t give up just yet!

Sil

just take a pause – tea drinking should be fun! i went through the same thing to be honest – though i had a bit less trouble than you it seems. i love the two that you mentioned in your tasting note – but there are also puerhs i love now that are similar to black teas but subtly different enough that i can appreciate them for what they are. I’m still taking baby steps but i have samples coming from tea friends to add to the small sample pile i have of puerh so if i find some good non leather ones that i think you could like, i’ll let you know. happy to share in the journey :)

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I have recently become tea obsessed! I’ve always loved an occasional cup and my mother is a daily tea drinker, but in the last year it has become my favorite thing! Started out by having a cup of black tea in the morning. Loved going for afternoon tea with my mom! Since fully immersing myself in loose leaf tea, I have become nuts for it!

I am now exploring more and more companies, and trying to go beyond my comfort zone of flavored black teas and try more oolong, green and white teas.

My favorite teas are evolving. I love teas from DavidsTea, Lupicia, Harney and Sons, Della Terra Teas, and Butiki!

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