2 Tasting Notes
I normally do not like flavored teas and at first taste the same was true for this tea. After finishing my cup it actually gave me a terrible headache. However, for some reason I decided to give it another chance and I let the water cool a bit more before steeping it and reduced the time by about 30 seconds and was rewarded with a completely new, very enjoyable tea.
While the smell of the leaves is peachy, that doesn’t really make it into the taste which is fine with me. The white hibiscus and Jasmine aren’t overpowering, and add some wonderful notes to the flavor and feel of it. I just wish that there was enough of the blossoms in the mix to be able to have one in the cup every time I scoop some out. It definitely seems to taste better that way.
This is this first Pu-erh tea I have tried. Normally I drink White and Green but I really enjoyed this, it has become my new favorite. I didn’t have the same fishy smell or taste that others reported. The smell was more earthy and almost tobacco like. While I did like it plain I found a little bit of sweetener (I use splenda) brings out more of the flavor.