35 Tasting Notes
It’s supposed to be a black tea with qualities of himalayan and oolong teas. And it kind of looks like that too – semi brown, semi green, some oker color or something. It smells refreshing and taste somewhat interesting. It will not be on my in-love list, but it’s a good tea nonetheless.
The tea smells just amazing – like a sweet caramelly coffee, but in the taste there is only coffee and it’s like the perfect thing if you also like coffee. If you don’t and you’re only a tea lover then I would not recommend this tea to you. But to all of us who love both beverages, this is a really awesome tea!
After my first disappointment over this tea, I was contacted by the tea company and given new instructions. This time I was told I needed to double the amount of tea and drastically shorten the time to 30 sec for the first steep (actually second, first one needed to be rejected after 5 sec as they say).
I must say I’m quite surprised what I got from it – this is a COMPLETELY different tea, a completely different experience. What I’m drinking right now is quite honestly one of the best black teas I’ve ever tasted.
First steep rejected after 5 sec as advised by the tea company. Second steep was very fun to look at while steeping – the “tea button” was opening slowly and it was interesting to watch how the colors were traveling from inside of it to the whole container. I’m not a big fan of pu-erh teas in general but this one tastes really really good.