drank Pu-erh Classic by Rishi Tea
1848 tasting notes

I gave this tea one last chance today. A few months ago I cut up a vanilla bean and stirred it into the tin, hoping it would help this tea overcome the meh’s. it didn’t work. I can’t even taste the vanilla and the puerh still has no sparkle. No élan. No….appeal.

I am passing this on to my friend who likes puerh but isn’t as finicky about the taste since she is usually drinking it on the go.

I will say that I love the Rishi double lidded tins, and sometimes buy the empty tins for storing other teas. (They sell the same tin at A Southern Season.) The tins from Republic of Tea are terrible! They are not very airtight, as demonstrated when I tried to soak one for re-use, left it on the counter full of soapy water, and came back to find water on the counter and the floor and none in the tin. No wonder my Wuyi Oolong went stale! At twenty bucks a tin, I want better storage.

Angrboda

I can’t get that vanilla bean trick to work either! I’ve had thoughts about adding vanilla essence to the leaf as well, but I haven’t got a base tea at the moment which is mediocre enough that I don’t mind if it ruins them.

K S

Put this one in the RoT tin so it can breath and use the Rishi tin for something that needs an air tight tin. My understanding is that for puerh to age properly it needs air – the nemesis of most other teas.

ashmanra

Excellent idea, K S. I have longed for the little puerh baskets on purepuer.com, and have considered taking a regular tin and punching some decorative holes in it for puerh storage. Your idea sounds great! You are right – I have heard that puerh can benefit from a little air.

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Angrboda

I can’t get that vanilla bean trick to work either! I’ve had thoughts about adding vanilla essence to the leaf as well, but I haven’t got a base tea at the moment which is mediocre enough that I don’t mind if it ruins them.

K S

Put this one in the RoT tin so it can breath and use the Rishi tin for something that needs an air tight tin. My understanding is that for puerh to age properly it needs air – the nemesis of most other teas.

ashmanra

Excellent idea, K S. I have longed for the little puerh baskets on purepuer.com, and have considered taking a regular tin and punching some decorative holes in it for puerh storage. Your idea sounds great! You are right – I have heard that puerh can benefit from a little air.

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