Oh, oh, look! A new Mandala pu’erh!!
Ok, I’ve never had this one before. So I took my glass gongfu pot and decided that we were going to have our first date together.
Woah! This tea is not the shy type. It is bold an it’s taking charge.
Rich and creamy, with leather and barn notes.
I wish you could smell the wet leaves. They smell like a big pile of damp oak and maple leaves in the fall. It’s a scent of the forest and the outdoors, just can’t get enough of it.
It’s super flavourful, reminds me of Special Dark a lot but not as chocolaty and a little sweeter.
It gets richer and creamier as I steep it. I like the nuttiness in the background that develops, it’s a little hazel-nutty.
At the fourth steep, I forgot to poor…the water stayed in for almost 15 minutes. There’s a good 7g of tea in a tiny 5oz pot, but it didn’t get too strong or astringent.
I’m so happy I took advantage of the sale to hoard it!
There will be many other dates with this one, and I can’t wait :-)