First cup of the day. I have never had a Pu’erh tea before so I was excited to try it. Thanks Awkward Soul for sending me this sample.
I did notice a odd salty smell from the dry leaf and liquor, but the ginger was the most prevalent. The liquor it made was a deep dark velvety red….yumm. It tastes very earthy and smooth with a nice and not over powering flavor of zingy ginger. It’s like black tea, but without the sharpness and astringency it can have. I defiantly must try some other pu’erh in the future.
P.S. I know i should have done a blanch, but I didn’t cause I didn’t think it was needed…
Sweetener: almost 1/2 tbs in a 12oz mug
Leaf: 2 1/2 tsp