“I'm a pu-erh novice - I've tried a little, but not very much. This is the first one I've ever liked, though. I wouldn't have ordered if it didn't come in a sampler pack I ordered, but I'm glad it...” Read full tasting note
“So I walked past the store today and saw that they have a $1 straight tea sale, and couldn't resist! and I'd also forgotten that I have a sample in my cupboard! I could have had the yummy assam...” Read full tasting note
“This is my first time trying a pu-erh. I know the experience of a DavidsTea pu-erh will be greatly different from that of a high quality pu-erh, but I had to get my foot in the door just a little...” Read full tasting note
“I can't help but try and defend this tea. It's a very mildly flavored pu-ehr with amazing earthy aroma nothing short of mountain soil. On tasting it you can easily taste the young roots and meadow...” Read full tasting note
China’s wonder tonic
For more than 1,700 years, the Chinese have been drinking pu’erh – especially as a digsetif after a heavy meal. It is traditionally aged underground, and as with fine wine, the older it is, the more prized its taste. This particular tea is part of the new school of pu’erh production. Called a “cooked” (shou) pu’erh, it’s heated and fully dried to simulate aging. So unlike some pu’erhs, you don’t have to rinse the leaves before. It’s smooth, earthy and very strong, with a hint of dark honey. (MK Kosher)
Ingredients: Chinese pu’erh tea from Yunnan Province.
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This was the first pu’erh that I’ve tried, and while I liked the smell of the dry leaves, when I prepared it the tea smelt like a barn. It didn’t taste awful, but the smell of the tea while I was sipping it was very much a turn off. I would try another kind of pu’erh tea, but not this one again!
ok it taste like dirt a bit but….With all the good things it can give… I think it’s a must. It’s also a tea that you must learn to enjoy and adding a little bit of honey etc…won’t kill you.
I drink it everynight, after supper. I had a surgery and I don’t diggest as good anymore. This tea’s the best help! Works for real!!!
I tried this tea the other day with the minimum recommending steeping time of 5 minutes, and I found, more than any other loose leaf tea I’ve tried, it lacked both flavour and body. On the second attempt, I steeped for 7 minutes (the maximum recommended time) for a stronger tea, and… wow. The tea has a strong, earthy, musty smell (that honestly doesn’t entice), and a dark brown, muddy liquor. The taste? Still hardly present—I think the feeling of ‘taste’ I was experiencing was mostly through the aroma. The taste itself is highly muted, and I can taste the quality of the water more than the tea. Not so impressed.
A weird tea. One of the ladies at David’s recommended it to me as the flavour profile is what I prefer (the earthy, bark flavour). And it certainly did deliver that.
It looks revolting when you brew it…..a big mug of mud. Yummy. Didn’t mind it however.
Perhaps I will mix it with something else….like the Santa’s Secret I have.