171 Tasting Notes
My first to try from the pu’er sampler I got awhile ago.
Rinse, let rest for 10 minutes, rinse, then brew for 20 to 30 seconds.
Brews a dark reddish brown color. Initially smells dark and earthy but becomes sweeter as the leaves sit and are resteeped.
Tastes very creamy and rich, and reminds me of rice pudding. Quite enjoyable.
So, I have almost finished my tin of this tea and realized I haven’t even reviewed it yet.
I could drink this every morning! Bold, malty and flavorful, yet smooth and sweet. Easy to brew, delicious with milk, and makes a wonderful second cup. Perfect!
I haven’t had this or similar tea in a while, and had one large serving left so decided to make a cup.
Well, it was so good! I forgot how much I love this tea with its honey and potato and spice – so sweet, rich and fragrant.
I steeped the leaves twice more and all 3 cups were full of flavor and delicious.
Sweet and toasty with a fruity spiciness; a bit like rye bread and jam. Also notes of cocoa with a wee hint of earthiness.
Very delicious, with a lovely resteep.
Note: I did resteep some of this the other day, probably a third time when I knew it would be weak but just wanted something nice and warm anyway, and although it was weaker as expected, there was a bit of a licorice/fennel-type note which I hadn’t tasted before – still pleasant, and made an interesting and comforting cup that I enjoyed.
Hoping to get a chance to try my pu’er sampler soon. :)
I’m not sure what happened to this note but perhaps I accidentally deleted it, so will try again.
This is the tea I always want to reach for. The one that always is delicious no matter how I brew it. The one that is so comforting to me.
I haven’t been reviewing a lot recently but still manage to drink tea and read other reviews when I can…
About three months ago, it was discovered my husband is seriously ill, and life has not been as usual. Having a cup of tea helps me make it through the day. And if I am able to sit and read through other steepster reviews, that makes it even better.
This 1st picking seems to have citrus and bean-like/edamame notes along with the distinctive laoshan black toastiness.
I had bought a bit of this earlier this year when verdants regular laoshan black was out of stock, and while I was happy to have tried it, I prefer the other pickings as they seem to have more of the chocolate notes I love, at least from what I have tried. A tea I like to keep in my cupboard whatever the picking though!