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drank Tropical White Pu-erh by Kally Tea
673 tasting notes

I began my adventures with Chocolate Orange ‘flavored’ Pu-erh
about 9 months ago and fell in love.
It appealed to the ex-coffee addict in me. I had no idea that
there was a vast world of PU waiting for me to discover.

What I started with on my journey was the equivalent of a
Wine Cooler before my discovery of Fine Wines.
Without that ‘Wine Cooler’ though, I never would have developed
a taste and desire for what was under all the flavoring.
I’m indebted to the companies who introduce Pu-erh to people
like me who might otherwise might have passed it by.

I’ve been away from those first flavored Pu-erh’s for a long time, preferring straight leaf and natural blends from several tea vendors who do a really good job mixing Pu-erh with mint, cocoa hulls, other types of tea, roots, vanilla or spices. They are fantastic!

When I saw the Tropical White Pu-erh from Kally, it was too different (weird) to pass up. I hadn’t heard of a Tropical White Tea Pu-erh before and I was almost certain that I wouldn’t like it.

Tropical Pu-erh? Seriously?

Since it was a warm morning ‘Tropical’ sounded appropriate.
I steeped the leaves 3 minutes and made a small pot full of tea.
The liquor was dark and fragrant with a floral, fruity scent.

The flavor was sweet and smooth, like a golden delicious
caramel apple. (Golden delicious apples have a floral,
sweet scent and flavor that is unlike other apples.)
The caramel was light with no earthiness at all.
The tea had body without astringency or bitterness.

I kept thinking about the golden floral caramel apples.
There was a dwarf Yellow Delicious Tree outside my bedroom window growing up. It grew horizontally like a vine, held up by numerous stakes… filled with dozens of yellow apples ripe for pies, applesauce or added in my lunchbox.
Years ago, when I entered a Johnny Appleseed Pie Contest, these
are the apples I used to win first place. They melt in your mouth.

I added sugar and cream to my Pu-erh because I had a feeling that it was meant as a morning tea or dessert tea. It seemed right to do so.

I was waiting for bitterness, the one thing that I can’t
stand in flavored Pu-erh’s, but this didn’t happen.
I’m glad really. Kally Tea didn’t go too far with the flavoring
but kept this blend light and bright.

One good flavored Pu-erh and definately different than the rest!

TheTeaFairy

I am still slowly introducing myself to the pu’erh world, I feel I must take my time with them before I start reviewing the one ones I’ve tried. I love your analogy with the wine cooler, as it goes for any type of tea! I still enjoy a «wine cooler» from time to time cause I do remember where I come from , but boy! when you discover the «fine wines»’ , it is hard to go back!

Annalisa

Ooooh, that makes me want to make caramel apples! Sounds like a perfectly cozy Autumn tea with the leaves blowing around “like schools of fish” and the bright reds, organges and yellows for the eyes to enjoy while sipping in the season:) I loved your description! (although I must say I absolutely LOVE your first pu-ehr “wine cooler”)

Bonnie

Is that you? My daughter Annalisa? Shock!!!

Annalisa

Yes, no fainting

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TheTeaFairy

I am still slowly introducing myself to the pu’erh world, I feel I must take my time with them before I start reviewing the one ones I’ve tried. I love your analogy with the wine cooler, as it goes for any type of tea! I still enjoy a «wine cooler» from time to time cause I do remember where I come from , but boy! when you discover the «fine wines»’ , it is hard to go back!

Annalisa

Ooooh, that makes me want to make caramel apples! Sounds like a perfectly cozy Autumn tea with the leaves blowing around “like schools of fish” and the bright reds, organges and yellows for the eyes to enjoy while sipping in the season:) I loved your description! (although I must say I absolutely LOVE your first pu-ehr “wine cooler”)

Bonnie

Is that you? My daughter Annalisa? Shock!!!

Annalisa

Yes, no fainting

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There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
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My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
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