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drank Coffee Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
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I was a little scared to try Pu’erh due to coming across many that describe a fish like odor and taste to it. But the earthy, dirt taste that some described intrigued me to get some.
I am not sure why I chose this one for my first pu’erh but I was on DavidsTea for the first time and this one caught my eye. I am thinking due to the coffee flavoring and the idea of having another nice breakfast tea.
The tea comes in a nice mylar resealable pouch. The tea is very dark with whole coffee beans in it. The aroma smelled of chocolate and almonds. Not the strong fake amaretto liquor flavoring but like roasted almonds. To my delight there was no fish smell!
This tea brews up nice a dark, like a cup of coffee. I added cream and sugar to it. I should of tried it straight but that is how I drink my coffee mostly and I wanted it like my coffee.
You know how you tip up the hot tea and the steamy aroma fills your mouth and that is your first taste? That was where I got a faint taste of very fresh sushi, a mix of extremely fresh tuna and mild seaweed. Not really strong but it was there and it was so quick I might not have noticed if I had never read any reviews on pu’erh. Once the tea liquor was on my tongue I tasted creamy chocolate, then almond and then caramel. Some how I missed any coffee flavor though. The aftertaste was very earthy, I am not sure I would describe it as tasting like dirt but the taste was very pleasant, not bitter. With subsequent sips the sushi taste goes away, still no coffee taste. This tea did dry my mouth out a little after each sip.
Overall pretty good, but I don’t think I would purchase it again.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
whatshesaid

I’ve read from others that Davidtea’s pu’erh is often fishy, maybe another company would have one you’d like :)

Chelle

I will definitely try some more pu’erh. I loved the earthy, robust flavor. I think I just leave coffee as coffee and tea as tea!

Shmiracles

i will agree, drink more puerh OTHER than davidstea if you can. cuz if you liked this one you are gonna super love those. i swear they tasted like entirely different teas to me.
i do like their chocolate orange puerh though. i bought a lot of that one. :)

whatshesaid

Ditto to the chocolate orange :)

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whatshesaid

I’ve read from others that Davidtea’s pu’erh is often fishy, maybe another company would have one you’d like :)

Chelle

I will definitely try some more pu’erh. I loved the earthy, robust flavor. I think I just leave coffee as coffee and tea as tea!

Shmiracles

i will agree, drink more puerh OTHER than davidstea if you can. cuz if you liked this one you are gonna super love those. i swear they tasted like entirely different teas to me.
i do like their chocolate orange puerh though. i bought a lot of that one. :)

whatshesaid

Ditto to the chocolate orange :)

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