1715 Tasting Notes
Trying a new blend from DavidsTea with the hope that it will help these allergies. Making this back-to-back with a pot of DavidsTea Bravissimo.
It smells more like cocoa nibs than the almonds or licorice it claims to have. Well…taking another sniff…maybe peanuts? Strange.
Fruity taste and…almonds? cocoa? It is hard to tell exactly what is going on in this tea.
For being a fake-aged shou pu’erh, this was not bad at all!
(Yes, they even say it on their website: “This particular tea is part of the new school of pu’erh production. Called a “cooked” (shou) pu’erh, it’s heated and fully dried to simulate aging.” Note: “simulate.”)
The price is really good, too. It certainly does not quite have the same earthiness as a true, aged-underground, shou would, but they have done a good job of emulating a 6- or 8-year aged pu’erh.
The aroma of the tea is similar to a normal shou pu’erh, though the aroma of the wet leaves differs a bit, probably due to the lack of true earthiness.
In terms of resteepability, it is decent, though not amazing, but I was not expecting a whole load of steeps, so getting four decent steeps from a gong fu session with a gaiwan was good.