My first pu erh! Fortunately, I like the taste. Unfortunately, I currently have no other pu erhs to compare it to. I had been interested in trying one for a while due to their benefits for digestive health – and my recent trip to Adagio seemed like as good a time as any to finally buy one. The aroma of the dry leaves is yummy hazelnut and strawberry, which convinced me to try a brewed sample of this tea in the store. That time, I tasted both hazelnut and strawberry, with an underlying fermented (but not unpleasant) taste that I’m guessing was from the pu erh base.
Fast forward to drinking it for the first time at home. I’m slacking and still haven’t purchased a proper kettle, so I brew hot water straight from my Keurig machine. Unfortunately, it doesn’t heat water all the way to boiling, so I think that may have affected the taste of this tea. I was able to get a faint hazelnut flavor still, but I only got strawberry in the aroma and not the taste. Oh well, no matter! I’m still glad I bought this tea and look forward to getting it to taste better next time.
Flavors: Hazelnut, Strawberry