It is shaping up to be a pu-erh kind of a day for me so perhaps I’ll get around to trying most of the things in my Verdant shu sampler pack very soon!
I steeped about 1 tsp of this in 8 oz boiling water in a glass mug
When I smelled this steeping, my first thoughts were: bourbon and cherries! So naturally I was excited to try it… ;)
Upon taking a sip, the word out of my mouth is “wow!” This is a pu-erh? It does not taste like any I have had before. It is exceptionally smooth and clean. I am getting cherrywood mixed with honey with only the tiniest hint of earth. It is a beautiful dark amber color which is almost red. This reminds me a bit of some dark oolongs I have tried.
Later steepings are getting lighter and more sweet with a hint of caramel. It is delicious.
Another fantastic offering from Verdant… this is going on my shopping list now!