If I were to introduce someone to Pu-erh tea, I would probably suggest this one to them. It’s very sweet, light, earthy, slightly nutty, and it has a fruity aftertaste. I resteeped this one about four times today, and I like it more with every resteep. It’s a good “starter” Pu-erh, and it’s inexpensive for a quality Pu-erh.
I’ve been on a H&S kick, so I thought, “Well, I like a Pu-erh, and I’m sure this will be nice.” It is nice. However, as a Pu-erh snob, I’ve personally grown into other types/ages of Pu-erh, but this one is a nice balance in between those flavors. It’s like trying Pu-erh for the first time! Although, my first cup of Pu-erh was not as nice as this could’ve made it.
I might offer a cup to my Dad tonight, who avoids Pu-erhs. I think he will like this one, though. It has the right amount of Pu-erh for an avid drinker of this tea, but it also has a bunch of other stuff going on with it (as I’ve mentioned, it is nutty and fruity). I will probably bring out the right hardware to make the tea with (a gaiwan). I think when making Pu-erh tea, there has to be a proper way of serving it to guests. Plus, it’s a fun way of preparing tea!
(Side Note: The first steep was approximately 45 seconds; the second was 60 seconds; the third 90 seconds; and the fourth was 120 seconds. Also, the temperature of the water was just under boiling.)
Flavors: Earth, Fruity, Nutty, Smooth