1707 Tasting Notes
Amazing what happens when you read the directions. Two teaspoons. I had been way underleafing. Done properly (well, I never know if I’m doing pu-erh properly…) it tastes like a good slab of cherry pie.
Based on the NTL varieties I have tried, the one thing I’ve observed they consistently do well is create real-tasting fruit flavors. Not a bit of artificiality about this one.
This came to me via a co-worker to whom it was served at a hotel in the United Arab Emirates. Looked up the company; it’s Singaporean and has a very tony, elegant website. Opened the pouch; beautiful fabric bag. Tasted the tea; flat.
It’s a basic, “brown” tasting breakfast tea, getting a little bitter as it cools. Kind of a disappointment, as I had anticipated something posh.
Ah, well. It’s still always fun to add a new one to the tasting list.
I’m finding something else to like about this time every time I drink it. Today’s “fave feature” is its flexibility…I was bumbling through the morning routine much slower than usual and a three-minute steep time stretched well over five. Still tasty and bright, not bitter. It isn’t bulldozer-strong, but an all-around good a.m. selection.
What wretched weather! Upper 30’s, sky like a wet gray blanket, threats of snow tomorrow, haven’t seen the sun since last Tuesday.
A copious tea day, but trying to lighten it up a bit this afternoon so I can sleep.
This is deliciously light, silky, and a little bit fruit-juicy. Is aging well; doesn’t seem to have lost any of its elegant punch after all the months I’ve had it.