2769 Tasting Notes
I broke the orange open and steeped 1 tsp of leaves with a bit of peel for 30 sec in about 6 oz boiling water. I forgot to rinse it, and it smelled a bit too funky to drink so I discarded that steep, and went straight to steep #2 (also 30 sec.) Much better! There’s a slightly funky scent overtop, but mostly it’s just earthy with a hint of, well, decomposing hay? Maybe I should just call that “malty”…?
It’s drinkable, but not my favorite thing ever. I was hoping for a bit more orange scent or flavor. Next time I will add more peel and see where that gets me. I’m tempted to add a bit of honey to see what it bring out, but I’m sure there are some pu-erh purists that will jump all over me…
A bit perfumey for me, and seems high in caffeine. Yet despite this, it seems a bit “thin” in body, even with the addition of milk & a touch of vanilla honey. Maybe I will give it another minute next time. I’m not sold on it yet. Maybe I’ve lost my taste for Earl Greys. I usually feel like I’d rather be drinking Paris.