This is the first high-quality pu-erh I’ve tried and it’s unlike all that came before it.
It doesn’t brew nearly as dark or pungent as the previous ones I’ve tasted.
The first sip tastes of malt, maple syrup, and vanilla. Further tasting reveals peaty, mossy, and earthy flavors.
Overall, this tea is quite enjoyable.
Something about this tea reminds me of going to Dickens Fair at Christmas time. I can’t quite place it, it’s not cinnamon or cardamom, nor douglas fir trees. It has a holiday spice quality that I really like but can’t name. Roasted butternut squash with brown sugar maybe?
Flavors: Butter, Caramel, Earth, Malt, Molasses, Peat Moss, Vanilla