Dreamsicle Puerh

Tea type
Food Pu-erh Blend
Ingredients
Organic Flavours, Pu Erh Tea
Flavors
Cream, Orange Zest
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
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Edit tea info Last updated by Pyroxy
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 45 sec 11 oz / 325 ml

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  • “had a cup of this with dinner and movie watching since i wanted to see how it compared to the other puerh that was meant to be chocolate and orange but was mostly orange. This one? creamier and...” Read full tasting note
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    Silaena 5357 tasting notes
  • “This was the special campaign blend from the Zoomdweebies kickstarter. I have to admit I was slightly disappointed when I found out this was the special secret campaign blend. Only because it is...” Read full tasting note
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    Lala1 809 tasting notes
  • “I’m not a fan of puerh. So, it figures the surprise crowd-funding campaign blend would be a puerh. :P The dry leaf aroma is pure orange creamsicle. The brewed tea aroma is moldy oranges. Yep,...” Read full tasting note
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    CHAroma 543 tasting notes
  • “So excited to receive my first 52Teas order today! Then I noticed all of the packages are missing any sort of brewing instructions. Sigh. Okay. I'll wing it as best I can. Found another puerh in...” Read full tasting note
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    MissB_Tea 1157 tasting notes

From 52teas

Created for our recent crowd-funding effort on indiegogo.com, this is a lovely sheng puerh blended with freeze-dried oranges and organic flavors. This is a real treat, but there are only a few available.

Ingredients: puerh tea, freeze-dried oranges, organic flavors.

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At 52teas.com, you will find unique, hand-blended artisan loose leaf teas: a new limited edition creation every week of the year. We pride ourselves on offering truly unique, one-of-a-kind tea blends that you won’t find anywhere else.

23 Tasting Notes

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5357 tasting notes

had a cup of this with dinner and movie watching since i wanted to see how it compared to the other puerh that was meant to be chocolate and orange but was mostly orange. This one? creamier and more ice cream like but both are good. After last night, i’ve been ready to pass out since about 3pm. So it’s off to lie in bed watching ipadtv until i actually fall asleep. long day ahead of me tomorrow. ugh. dentist, in to work and then uat testing and finding out what the hell kind of conversation my boss had with the inept ppl that resulted in my flight/trip being cancelled. jeepers. On the upside? 9 more teas to get to my goal….if i ignore the 15 or so likely to arrive this week hahaha

Helena

If they are not in the cupboard than they don’t count yet :D

Sil

haha 7 teas will be added today for sure…picked them up from work. excited to try them out! NORBU teas!

OMGsrsly

I’ve heard so many good things about Norbu! That’s exciting. Can’t wait to see your reactions.

Sil

the few teas i’ve tried from Norbu have been wonderful! Looking forward to trying a few more than came directly to me, rather than via swaps heh

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This was the special campaign blend from the Zoomdweebies kickstarter.

I have to admit I was slightly disappointed when I found out this was the special secret campaign blend. Only because it is kind of a repeat of the Dreamsicle Darjeeling. Now I have never even had the Dreamsicle Darjeeling, and this is technically still a new blend because this one is pu’erh.

But after I brewed this tea I was not disappointed at all. The smell of the dry tea is spot on for an orange creamsicle. I am interested in what kind of pu’erh tea this is as it doesn’t look like any of the pu’erh teas I have tried. To me it is the colouring of white tea, but the shape of the leaves looked like loose pu’erh.

The brewed tea has more of an orange rind and sharp vegetal smell.

I added a few small pieces of rock sugar to the brewed tea. Initially it is very much an orange tea, orange rind with that same vegetal flavour. But it quickly dissipates into a definite sweet orange and cream taste. Not quite an orange creamsicle, more like an orange Campino candy, but still delicious. I would consider adding some cream next time I brew this up.

Most of you that read my notes know my struggles with pu’erh. I recently declared that I had finally given up and decided I just don’t like pu’erh. But I don’t get any of those evil tastes with this blend :P

No longer disappointed.

Edit: From Frank at 52 teas re: what type of pu’erh was used. “The dreamsicle is a sheng puerh. It’s mildly earthy but more like a green tea, in my opinion. As of this writing there are only four pouches left and this one will not be reblended, so if you want one, you should jump on it. =) Thanks.”

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Nightshifter

I had given up on pu’erh, too. Maybe I should try something like this. Thanks for the heads up!

Lala

I have found some flavoured blends that I can tolerate. I have also tried white pu’erh and although it is drinkable to me, It is not something I would stock in my cupboard. I have sent an email to Frank to ask what kind of pu’erh this is. But I am ok with not liking pu’erh. There are tonnes of other teas out there and you can’t like everything.

Nightshifter

That’s true. All of my pu’erh experiences have been fairly horrid or I have tried all of the wrong ones. :)

Sil

this one sounds so tasty….i love orange creamsicles lol

Lala

Sil – I am putting some in the TTB. If it doesn’t make it to you I will send you some.

Sil

whoohoo!

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I’m not a fan of puerh. So, it figures the surprise crowd-funding campaign blend would be a puerh. :P The dry leaf aroma is pure orange creamsicle. The brewed tea aroma is moldy oranges. Yep, moldy oranges. Ugh, I’m not so sure about this one.

First sip…it doesn’t taste like mold, thank God! The orange is very creamy and reminiscent of ice cream. In fact, this is probably the closest to actual ice cream that a tea has tasted for me. But I can’t get past that repellent aroma to enjoy it. This is another one that goes on the swap list!

ETA: My husband ended up finishing the cup. Clearly, he liked it just fine.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Sil

Pick meeeepickmeeeeeeee

Bonnie

Did you add cream and sugar or sweetener? Kicks the smell.

Sil

no no no bonnie…don’t help her..she wants to send it all to me giggling

CHAroma

LOL! I just posted this in the swap discussion, but it’s yours if you want it.

Sil

i totally answered you in the swap discussion haha i’m sure we can work something out lol

CHAroma

Just sent a PM. :)

Bonnie

You guys r nuts!

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So excited to receive my first 52Teas order today! Then I noticed all of the packages are missing any sort of brewing instructions. Sigh. Okay. I’ll wing it as best I can.

Found another puerh in the 52Teas collection, and thought I could use that to at least give me a general idea. Went just under boiling because that seems to be the norm for the best flavor, and then 4 minutes at the lower end of the scale. The tea brewed up a really light hay color, so I was a bit concerned it would be weak.

Opening the bag is like walking by one of those ice cream trucks: you can smell the ice cream ‘coldness’, and this is bang on smell-wise. Creamy, cool, orange ice cream popsicle. Yum!

Brewed, this smells vegetal, light and crisp with a hint of orange at the end.

My first sips were intriguing. Creamy orange is what I first got, with some crisp green again. The creaminess changes a bit with each sip, so that it actually does feel like melted ice cream. Everything is subtle though, and I’m much more of a punch-in-the-face kinda flavor gal. I can definitely taste the puerh at the end of most sips, and while it’s pleasant, it also dries things out.

Sweetened with Truvia, the orange takes prominence and there’s little ice cream taste or feel left. The puerh also shines through again… oh, wait… a few seconds after the sip, the ice cream orangeness comes back. Interesting.

I like this, however I’ll need to play with the steeping parameters more to see if I can get more orange/less dryness/more PUNCH of flavor.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Backlog:

This was the limited edition tea that was part of the indiegogo campaign to reopen Zoomdweebies. When I saw that there would be a limited edition tea, I had to have that! I was a little less excited about the limited edition tea after I saw that it was to be a puerh. Pu-erh isn’t my favorite tea type … although, I must say that I’ve liked more than I’ve disliked and at this point … my lack of enthusiasm regarding puerh is connected with my earliest (and not so favorable) experiences with puerh. As I’ve said … since that time, I’ve had more positive experiences with various puerh than I’ve had negative, and I think that has to do with improved brewing knowledge.

Anyway … back to this tea. The creamsicle/dreamsicle taste here is stronger than the actual puerh … at least with the first infusion. The subsequent infusions are more puerh than they are dreamsicle. The puerh notes that I taste beneath the vanilla and orange notes are similar to white tea: earthy, hay-like vegetation.

The subsequent infusions lost much of the dreamsicle flavors, with only hints of orange and vanilla tones remaining. But the sheng puerh is really nice, mellow, and pleasant. Lightly sweet … or maybe I should say the sweetness is different now. Before, I was enjoying the sweetness of a creamsicle – sweet orange-y notes and creamy vanilla tones – but now I taste the light sweetness of a sheng puerh. Earthy – again, earthy like a white tea – and slightly vegetative.

A nice blend. I’m glad that I was able to try it.

seule771

I am not a believer of this mixture? Also, is not white tea tasting more like melon dew and so light that there could be no vegetative in description. I may be wrong since I am thinking ‘vegetative’ to mean ‘vegetal’ astringent and the only white tea I have experience is “Peony” Bai Mu Dan.
No matter really, I just don’t see mixing creamsicle/dreamsicle with Pu-erh (sheng or not). Good review just the same; we simply don’t and cannot all agree. Sorry.

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Well, I got one shot at this one, since MissB sent a sample, and I was in a mental frenzy and forgot I had made it, and officially killed it. Unintentionally, of course. It’s been that kind of a day.

Went in for some blood work to check for some allergy triggers among other things, since my skin’s been wacky lately. Had both arms poked, one was poked twice, and nothing. Weeellllll, not nothing. They did manage to get something out of my left arm, but not enough. They tried a heat pack, but that failed. The conclusion was that I’m dehydrated…which does make sense as I’ve been popping cold and sinus pills with decongestants and antihistamines for the last week to dry up the crud from being sick. My veins are already tiny and twisty, so I usually have to go with a butterfly needle even though it takes longer. This is the first time in a while I have failed to give blood properly. So now I have to wait a week til I’m off again (or choose to get up really early one morning…not gonna happen).

Ugh, now my days off are over and I’ve done pretty much nothing I was intending to do.

Back to making a new tea…

Sil

i really was tempted by this one..

Amariel

Yeah, I’m bummed I ruined this one, so I definitely want to try it again.

MissB

I’ve got a fair bit more (well, 3/4 of a bag) if either of you want me to send you more/some.

Sil

MissB – if you can set aside a little for me, we can figure out a mini swap of sorts so that I can send you some things :)

MissB

Sounds lovely!

Amariel

Yes, that would be great, MissB. No hurry though. Whenever is good.

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From the LiberTEAS sampler I bought a while back

This smells like childhood! Well…the good parts, anyway. :)

Both dry and post-steep it smelled just like those orange push-ups you’d buy out of the gas station freezer bins…not exactly a real orange, but definitely not in a bad way.

One sip in it tastes exactly like those little frozen treats – you can actually taste the orange layered in with the cream and the pu-erh blends seamlessly in behind; a little bit of sugar on top of the tea and it just tastes all kinds of perfect.

This tea is absolutely amazing, truly, and I think it’ll be even more delicious once it cools down a bit and mellows out…not sure if I can wait that long, though, as I keep stealing sips.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Truthfully…it’s just as well this tea was a brief offering. Overall it’s a nice sweet cup, but there is a weird rough aftertaste that almost makes me want to pour the rest of this cup down the drain. I still might do just that.

Flavors: Orange Zest

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp

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This is my very first 52teas blend. I’ve been curious for a long time about these blends, but for some reason, have always delayed on putting in an order. Thanks to Lala, I can try some of the blends to see how I like them before putting in an order.

I like this quite a lot. I didn’t get much in the way of dry leaf aroma, nor did I find an off-putting nor offensive odours in the brewed version. I was actually kind of surprised at how pale the brew was, I was anticipating something….else. What I really like about this, is it does taste really creamy with a hint of orange.

I don’t usually do a second infusion of flavoured tea’s, but thought I would see how this would hold up. Flavours are still there, but I let it infuse too long so I did get some bitterness as well. My fault.

I think next time I may add some sweetener of some type just to see if it makes the orange pop a little more. But this is still really tasty without added sweetener.

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This was oddly weak tasting to me. I liked it, it was refreshing, as the puerh was very green tasting and didn’t have the typical aged flavor, and there was the dreamsicle flavor on the back of my tongue, almost as an aftertaste. I was hoping for a bit more flavor, but it was still very enjoyable.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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