update – with cane sugar and coconut milk, this is divine.
“I had the last of this in my to go mug this morning. Goodbye, delicious coffee pu’erh, I hardly knew ye. Ok, so I actually knew it almost every morning for the last week. I love this stuff,...” Read full tasting note
“This stuff is absolutely divine. But this is coming from somebody who drank coffee before she drank tea. I now prefer the latter over the former but that’s not what this review is about...” Read full tasting note
“Eeek! I forgot all about my reaction to this one last time and ordered it again, only this time as a latte. Hey if I’m limiting myself to one hot tea per week I might as well splurge a tad,...” Read full tasting note
“Okay, so, I have never had a pu’erh tea before. I’m a reformed coffee drinker (3 cups a day) and I am still a little out of my element here. Completely happy and joyful about exploring...” Read full tasting note
Pu’erh has come a long way since its heyday as a tribute tea to Chinese emperors a thousand years back. It’s still got that legendary taste, but the new “cooked” varieties are really something special. Our blend helps mark this milestone by combining pu’erh with coffee beans, chocolate, caramel and almond flavour. Even your coffee-addict friends will go crazy for it. (MK Kosher)
Ingredients: Chinese cooked pu’erh tea, coffee beans, artificial and natural flavouring*.
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Fall seems to be that time of year where I drink less and less coffee and more tea. When making my first order from David’s Tea, this one definitely caught my eye. I drank this twice over the past 24 hours, plain and according to most of the directions on the package. I did get a coffee taste from it along with a sweetness from the caramel flavor along with chocolate!
Upon the second steeping, it tasted less like coffee and more like a sweeter tea, the caramel notes lingering after each sip.
This is also my first experience with pu’erh teas and it has definitely been a positive one! Can’t wait to try more and more pu’erhs down the road.
New breakfast tea! I remember loving this one when I first tried it, and the smell of the dry leaves did not disappoint. Rich, chocolatey goodness. YUM! Steeped however … maybe it’s just what I scooped out this morning … but it tastes the way the feed room of an old barn smells. Musty, grain, hay. Absolutely unappealing and really not what I was in the mood for. Yuck.
Coffee Pu-erh hmm it looks like coffee, has coffee beans in it, but not have that coffee taste (not to mention the after taste). I bought a cup of this in the store one day when I needed some energy, and it worked!
The black pu-erh in this tea is incredible and turns black as soon as it touches the water! Incredible! this tea also has chocolate and caramel in it yum :) Pu-erh is good for you especially helping with high cholesterol.
Take #2 on this Coffee Pu’erh sample I got in my Sweet Indulgences sampling kit.
First time I tried it, I tasted it plain and hated it. Much too bitter and not a pleasant taste to me. This time, I added a bit of half and half and about a 1/2 teaspoon of sugar to my cup and added the steeped tea.. it’s pretty yummy! The half and half definitely lessens the bite that I hated previously and now is more of an enjoyable latte flavor. I can taste the hints of the caramel now and it’s great.
First drinking a pu’erh tea, so I didn’t know what to expect. The first time I steeped it, it was so dark like a black coffee. The first sip was very strange – I couldn’t put my finger on it. I usually like fruity teas so I don’t add any sweeteners. I had some International Delight Caramel Macchiato, which I added that to this tea and it made a huge difference. I loved this mix.
I steeped it a second time and liked it even more. I would love to try this iced.
Long story short: I was expecting more.
This was my first experience with pu’erh tea… so in that sense, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But in terms of flavor, I was disappointed. To me, it didn’t come off as tasting like coffee at all. I could taste the caramel, but everything was so subtle. I received this tea as a single-serving sampler, and I’m wondering if more than a teaspoon and a half should have been brewed in my mug, in order to get the whole experience?
I wouldn’t mind trying it again. I didn’t hate it, but it wasn’t overly special, for me.
Update: I ended up falling for this tea, but I like it brewed stronger (not longer) and it’s divine as a latte. I’ve updated my rating to reflect this. :)
I’ll disclose up front that I am a coffee junkie at times. When I saw that David’s had a tea blended with coffee, I was intrigued. The scent is definitely earthy, a little smoky, and strangely sweet. Brewed, the tea has a fairly strong, sweet scent, but the flavor is a bit of a letdown. I brewed 2-1/4 tsp in an infuser basket but it wasn’t quite enough to really bring out the full flavor. I tried again with a little more tea and it was the same. It’s a little too weak for my liking, unfortunately, but still had a nice flavor.