Yum! This is the orange tea I was looking for. A big orangeade flavour which pairs nicely with the earthy smokiness of the pu’erh. Very sweet and tart and citrusy.
“*Thank you TeaFairy for this lovely sample* I do love Pu'erh's no matter how it's spelled! TeaFairy put a note on this tea package (cause you are such a pu'erh Diva!) which I think is far from the...” Read full tasting note
“I tried this iced today. Odd, it's better that way!! but... I dislike drinking cold things. Hmmm what do do with the last of my sample!! I guess I'll wait for a really hot day to come along......” Read full tasting note
“Too much hibiscus. Not enough orange. Weird licorice aftertase. Pu-erh fail! (148) I might need to steep more H&S to make up for this one. At least I still have half a cup of Bilbo Brew in...” Read full tasting note
“this is a fine puerh. i like puerhs a lot. they are dark and brooding. they have an undercurrent and a pull to them. they have gravity. personally, i do not want to cheer a puerh tea up with...” Read full tasting note
Most people associate oranges with Florida, but they were actually first cultivated in China thousands of years ago. So it should come as no surprise that orange is the perfect complement to pu’erh, China’s King of Tea. Taste it for yourself in this deep crimson tea, a delicious balance of tart hibiscus, juicy citrus and earthy pu’erh, with the lingering sweetness of licorice root. Orange you glad we didn’t add banana? (MK Kosher)
Ingredients: Organic: Fair Trade Certified pu’erh tea, Fair Trade Certified hibiscus, lemon myrtle, licorice root, orange oil, lemon oil, grapefruit oil.
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Ok, now this pu’erh I can handle!
The dry leaf did not smell offensive (like some other pu’erh), I picked up mostly citrus. Tastes good too! Maybe it would be too much of a generalization to say I don’t like pu’erh. Actually, I’ve never really said that, I only said I didn’t like DAVIDs chocolate pu’erh. The first few sips I get almost none of the oh so unmistakeable pu’erh taste. As it cools I get a bit more of it but it’s not too much to be a turn off. Ladies and gents, we have a winner. For me, anyway.
I bought this tea before trying it at David’s Tea Prince George location. I really liked it’s leaves scent, and I have recently taken a liking to blood orange.
I don’t think it was steeped that long when I first tried it, which was my fault as I was trying it while in the Pine Center mall. Strangely, the brew’s scent wasn’t as strong as it is in my cup at the office either, so it might not entirely be my fault.
In any case, the blood orange and citrus scents are very prevalent and extremely tangy. The liquor gives a very handsome and very deep copper color.
The flavor is that of it’s scent, a full and tangy citrus blend. The grapefruit seems to be the most recognizable, which is not a bad thing considering how much I also like grapefruit. Thankfully, the licorice root doesn’t seem out of place, possibly balancing out the citrus with the pu’erh. The two flavor extremes could clash with one another but don’t seem to at all here.
This is possibly the best orange blend tea I can remember having. The leaves’ scent had my curiosity, but the flavor now has my attention.
Funny I haven’t done a tasting note yet, I drink this all the time.
The manager at DT here got me hooked on the one. I never let myself run out. I love the body that pu-erh has but I’ve learned that I do not enjoy unflavoured pu-erh. I shouldn’t really say that, I’ve only tried one from DT. Way to earthy for me, taste like it was made out of a horse pen. lol
This, however, is one of my favourite teas, a staple in my cupboard. It’s smells citrusy and tastes fruity and sweet, but bitter at the same time. The after taste is smooth and licorice-y. Good any way you want it!
Oh man, I only just got this on Friday evening after seeing it up on the site and it is already my new favourite tea. I bought 50 grams of it but I’m thinking I will definitely have to go back to get more soon, because WOW, this tea. It smells amazingly of blood orange with other citrusy notes and I could be content to just periodically open the bag and smell it if the tea itself wasn’t so good. It smells like orange candy; GOOD quality orange candy, like candied orange peels, not something cheap. The tea is a good pu’erh as I usually find from David’s, with light citrus notes in the scent and a great orange flavour. I resteeped the same batch of leaves four times and it still tasted great; less orange, of course, but still a good earthy pu’erh. I really recommend this to any pu’erh fans looking for something new, or even as an intro to pu’erh tea in general. A really, really fantastic tea.
Citrus addict in me had to try this tea.
It smells like lemon zest with subtle dark tones.
Steeped and hot it smells like a lemon infused unsweetened Orange Pekoe.No real intense earth tones like you would normally expect in a pu’erh.
It is dark looking liquid in a typical pu’erh way,however this one is more red then brown.
It looks in fact like a long steeped orange pekoe.
I usually am overpowered by the earthy taste of Pu’erh so I’m hoping this one has a more delicate touch.
Taste wise it’s really lovely light and refreshing.
It has a lovely touch of zesty citrus and surprisingly no familiar Pu’erh taste.
I stand by my assessment of this being a properly lemony unsweetened Orange Pekoe.
Need the pekoe without the work of zesting or squeezing lemons? Like pekoe that is sweet without being sweetened?want a perfect properly tasting iced tea?
well this is it.
Next time:Iced.this is the new designer Orange Pekoe.
However though I love Licorice I’m not sure about it’s little bite in this tea.