Day #3 of the Advent Calendar is Creme de Menthe Pu-erh tea. This is my first pu-erh, and I’m still trying to decide if I like it or not (never a good sign). It isn’t bitter at all, and the mint is really strong, in fact, it seems to drown everything out. The pu-erh smell is present though, and it is kind of muddy. I took a sip of this and thought, “ah, this is what people mean when they say a tea tastes earthy.” It isn’t bad, that earthy minty combination works well. It leaves a very cool aftertaste from all the mint. I don’t really get the other flavors that people talk about—cinnamon, vanilla, licorice (probably best I don’t get the licorice). This isn’t a bad tea, I don’t think, but it isn’t necessarily one I’d order again. It reminded me of the Read My Lips, which I like better.
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