Blood Orange Pu'erh (organic)

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Fruit Pu-erh Blend
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Organic
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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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Citrus country

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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48 Tasting Notes

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485 tasting notes

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.

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

How long did you steep this for? Got this one tonight and I am not getting a ton of citrus to my tea. Still enjoying it but it could be a little better.

De

Three minutes, maybe a little bit longer.

Cattibrie

Thanks. I think I did 5. Maybe I will try a shorter steep. Or give my bag a good shake before I do my next one.

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So, I haven’t had many pu’erhs but this is a good tea. I’m drinking it cold-brewed today and it’s really nice. The licorice root adds a weird sweetness. If there were much more of it, it’d taste artificial, but it’s fine as just a touch. The smell is amazing, though.

Preparation
Iced
Cavocorax

Ooh. I’ve never cold brewed puerh!

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If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all…….

It came in a really cute little tin………

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272 tasting notes

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.

canadianadia

I’ve heard a few people say this one is good, so I may have to try it. I’m not a huge fan of orange flavored teas, especially then ones with the orange peel/rind in it. So I’m a little cautious about trying this one. How orangey would you say this one tastes? Is it in your face, or just a hint of orange?

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254 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

This sounds a lot like the blend that Rishi makes. Have you tried it?

Peter Azak

Do you mean this? http://steepster.com/teas/rishi-tea/7721-pu-erh-blood-orange

I have not tried any Rishi teas, but you make this sound delicious enough to try.

TeaBrat

I did like it but wish they made it without hibiscus.

Peter Azak

Yeah, it could do without hibiscus, as there is enough licorice root to balance out both citrus and tea.

It sounds like your dislike for hibiscus is similar to my dislike for overzealous rooibos.

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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!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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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.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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689 tasting notes

So this smells very orange-y. And there’s that pu’erh smell underneath it all. I like the orange smell at least. It’s refreshing.

Meh. The pu’erh just takes away from the awesome orange. Evidently pu’erh and I just don’t get along.

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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.

Cattibrie

My first bag of this smelled super fishy and tasted the same way. And it was yucky brown coloured. Talked to someone at the store and they gave me a second bag and it was better but I don’t get citrus at all from it and it is still slightly brown in colour. I think maybe Bayshore got a bad batch of this one. Still fishy smelling. UGH

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I went to the Banff store today and it was awesome! I never thought I’d ever get to go there and it was made possible. It is a really sweet store with great service. I loved being there.
This was the tea of the day. It was delicious! I’d have this again. It was so good. Lovely orange flavour.

TheTeaFairy

Lucky you! In Banff for Christmas!!

TheKesser

Actually was just there for the day yesterday. I’m in Calgary for the weekend. My husband’s company flew us out here. It’s pretty amazing considering I’m from Ont. I’m really hoping I get to go back to Banff someday. I can’t get over how amazing it is there. I’d love a chance to see more.

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