Thanks to Teavivre for this sample and I’m sorry I’m getting around to trying it just now.
I am steeping this in my infuser mug since I’m trapped at work on this beautiful day – we finally got some sun.
Steep #1 – approx. 1.5 minutes yielded me a dark, sweet and mellow pu-erh. Mmm, this is nice. I’ve gotten a few hints of bittersweet chocolate in the flavor here along with a slight fruitiness. I like it!
Steep #2 – also very nice and earthy. This has a definite clean taste with no fishiness or off odors like you can experience in other pu-erhs. The flavor here is reminding me a bit of pumpernickel bread. Definitely a nice after lunch tea.
Steep #3 – I accidentally let this steep for a really long time – 4 minutes? 5 minutes? Who knows. The longer steep has brought out a creamy element in this tea that I’m really enjoying. I think I could steep this a few more times but that needs to be end of caffeine for me today.
And onto other news… I have noticed today that my equanimity is back and I’m enjoying life — what could be more important than this? Huzzah!