In the cup at work today.
This was the tea we recommended to trend-hopping puer drinkers back in my cafe days. You know, the ones who specifically asked for it because it would supposedly make them thinner. I forgot I still had it in my stash and was in the mood for puer.
Dry, this stuff can have the notorious fishy odor of puer as an aftersmell when it’s fresh but it’s not unpleasant. Then again, I like barbecued sardines so fishy isn’t really a problem.
Drinking it, I remembered why we rec’d it to first-timers. It’s all strawberry in the cup and on the tongue, no discernible chocolate to me but still good. Even my tea-drinking high schoolers who usually ask to try whatever weird tea I have really enjoyed it.
It also doesn’t taste a bit like puer, which is supposed to be a little challenging. This puer is tasty, but also a bit like drinking Tennessee Honey and telling yourself you like Jack Daniels.