The last untried tea from the pu-erh sampler. I wasn’t too impressed with the loose green pu-erh, so really I’m just hoping that by being pressed into touchas this will be somehow different and better.
The smell when I poured it into the cup wasn’t really too assuring. Sweet and extremely butter-y. Little bit salty too. In the cup where the liquid is at rest, there is the well-known pu-erh smell too, but at this point I still have the vast amounts of melted butter fresh in my memory and it comes across as too little too late.
This is salty. It reminds me a bit of TeaSpring’s Long Jing, which I don’t think I’ve actually posted about yet. I think I’ve got notes for that one in my Backlog Later files. I didn’t care much for that one either, as I recall, due to the amounts of salted butter notes in it. I wonder if this stuff might be based on Long Jing, or a Long Jing type tea.
I can pick up a little of the characteristic pu-erh earthiness, but again, it’s really just too little too late.
I have a strong suspicion that whoever invented this type of tea did not have the likes of me in mind at the time. I can drink this, but I’d sort of prefer not to. I’ll probably finish off the samples just to be rid of them because I don’t like throwing stuff out unless I really seriously didn’t like it, but it’s definitely not something I’d purchase another time.
Give me a proper ordinary pu-erh anytime.