181 Tasting Notes
I only have one problem with this tea: the design of the tin it comes in. It uses the same tin size and shape as Rishi’s loose-leaf tins, but the packed pu-erh cakes are much denser, meaning that I tend to misjudge the weight when I pick it up. I’ve dropped the tin twice, causing the wrapped cakes to scatter all over the floor.
Aside from that, it’s the best tasting pu-erh I’ve had so far.
Blu-rooi, as I like to call it, smells amazing and takes a couple cups to get used to for rooibos purists. Don’t think I can handle the caffeine this cloudy morning, so it’s an interesting substitute for my usual black tea.
I think the bag I bought might’ve been contaminated. This smells and tastes like ginseng, and is a lot lighter than the Yunnans I’m used to. Not for my tastes.
Love the way this smells. The shiso takes a little getting used to, but I like this more every time I drink it.
I usually prefer unflavored Rooibos, but this one isn’t half bad. Only steeped 3-4 minutes instead of the recommended 5-7 on the bag. The fruit gets too tart for my taste when steeped too long.
I’d forgotten about this as it was sitting in the back of the cupboard. 2 cups. Great if you’re looking for a lighter morning tea.
I quickly rinsed out my pot of Golden Monkey from yesterday and brewed this in the morning. I think that extra slight touch of sweetness from the previous tea makes this great pu-erh even better.