40 Tasting Notes
Definitely has a distinctive taste. Too complex for my blown-out American taste buds. Ate too many Doritos in my life to be able to taste more than one flavor at one time. Had a sample of this tea with my last Verdant order. Steeped it for about five seconds. Turned the water a bit green. Tasted ‘refreshing’ almost like a juice. Every other pu’er I’ve tasted suggested organic decay. This one was totally clean. There are probably pu’er subtypes that I should read up on. Anyway, it’s pretty good.
First brew I blew because I oversteeped it. Was nearly impossible to drink. Too strong, too ‘dark’ tasting. Tried it again this morning for just two seconds steeped (had heated the cup up and put a little hot water on the leaves) and it tasted much better. Could make out all the flavors, but they’re hard to describe; something in the neighborhood of coffee/caramel/chocolate, but none of those in particular.
It’s hard to describe the flavor, but I can talk about it in relative terms. This green tea would not be unwelcome to someone who previously enjoyed only black tea. Doesn’t taste vegetal or nutty to me. The dry leaf pearls smell like cocoa, but this is absent from the wet leaves and liquor. It’s tasty, although I cannot articulate its flavor, and there is nothing objectionable about its flavor.