One of my favorite teas from DT, this is delicious both cold and warm. It has the traditional dark profile and a pleasant overtone of orange. You really can’t go wrong with it, except they discontinued it! :(
“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...” 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...” 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...” 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...” 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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’Here’s Hoping’ Teabox Round #4 – Tea #9
I woke up thinking of pu-erh due to a dream with pu-erh being important to some spyish plot. I thought I’d give this one a try from the teabox, though the hibiscus was a little terrifying. It doesn’t seem to add much to the flavor but some tartness, but that could be the citrus too. The flavor isn’t the best (hard to explain), but I expected worse.
Steep #1 // rinse // few min after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3 min
All I taste when I drink this is the hibiscus. So, I guess if you like hibiscus but want some caffeine in your tea, maybe it would be a good option? It’s very tart and refreshing, but I was disappointed by how little I could taste of the pu’erh.
I don’t mind the pu’erh part of this. It’s deep and rich and has a bit of body. But there’s too much and hibiscus and not enough orange for my tastes. Thankfully it lacked the metallic taste that hibiscus can sometime impart, though.
The hibiscus tartness got even stronger as it cooled.