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drank Royal Palace Pu-erh by Samovar
911 tasting notes

Quick rinse then brewed. The smell is very sweet – very much the sweet hay smell I seem to get from pu-erhs. It’s pretty potent, in fact. Maybe a little too strong for the not good mood I’m in right now though. But as it cools a little it seems less… syrupy sweet hay and more dry sweet hay and not as potent so I could be okay with this today. We’ll see.

Sipping and wow. This is nothing like the smell. I mean, it is, but I was expecting something thick and (maybe too) sweet and glaze-like. And it’s not. There’s an initial sweetness but it isn’t heavy and then there’s a warm taste that gives it a hint of spice and then the sweetness falls off – not so much that it is bitter or tart – to something more earthy. I can’t get the espresso or chocolate taste from Samovar’s notes but that’s okay. This is sweet without being syrupy. Rich without being heavy. Smooth without being boring. This is very good for a pu-erh.

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205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec
teaplz

Good pu-erh all around! Yay for no fish! I was really surprised overall at how sweet pu-erh can be. Sweet is something that I associate with whites and greens… not with blacks and beyond.

My mood keeps fluctuating as well, so I’m with you on that. :( Hopefully some tea makes you feel better!

takgoti

Yay! Did you re-steep it? Because this starts producing magic for me around steep 3-4. Happy you enjoyed it!

Auggy

I finished at 3, I think. I will definitely have to spend some more time with it when I’m not so grumpy!

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teaplz

Good pu-erh all around! Yay for no fish! I was really surprised overall at how sweet pu-erh can be. Sweet is something that I associate with whites and greens… not with blacks and beyond.

My mood keeps fluctuating as well, so I’m with you on that. :( Hopefully some tea makes you feel better!

takgoti

Yay! Did you re-steep it? Because this starts producing magic for me around steep 3-4. Happy you enjoyed it!

Auggy

I finished at 3, I think. I will definitely have to spend some more time with it when I’m not so grumpy!

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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