First pu-erh I’ve ever tried. Really liked its earthy flavor.
“The dry leaves smell faintly sweet. The smell isn't strong so I can't really tell what kind of sweet. But it is pleasant. After a quick rinse, the leaves smelled like sweet tobacco. No fish...” Read full tasting note
“I am determined to make myself like this tea, because it's not a bad tea. In fact, I can even say that it's a good tea, and I just don't ever want to drink it, for all that this contradiction is...” Read full tasting note
“I think by now that it's official that I'm a fan of pu-erh. I find myself craving it a lot. The cooked version, at least! takgoti sent me this, and I've been waiting to try this one for a while,...” Read full tasting note
“Another tea from Samovar-pusher Takgoti. ;P So this is the first genuine pu-erh tea I've had the chance to try (Numi's Chocolate Pu-erh was nice but not really the same thing) and I was really...” Read full tasting note
Origin: Yunnan, China
Flavor Profile: Very balanced, smooth, rich and dark, with a slightly sweet, wildflower honey finish. Deep, strong forward notes of earth and moss with a lingering raisin sugar sweetness.
Tea Story: Pure Pu-erh Ecstasy
This tender, young-leaf pu-erh is so good that it was traditionally used as part of the wedding dowry of the young women who picked it.
Unlike many of our other pu-erhs from Jingmai Mountain, this is vintage loose leaf.
You just can not go wrong when steeping up a bit of this tea in a yixing clay pot. Done right, it is delicious.
Like any good, ripe pu-erh, you won’t need to worry about over-steeping this tea: you can steep the leaves for an hour without yielding any sign of bitterness. Very forgiving.
Pamela, one of our regulars, swears that this tea has propelled her erotica writing to a new level. We swear it is just delicious.
Samovarian Poetry: Rapture & reverie. Consummately captivating, deep dark, sweet & smooth.
Food Pairing: Pair Maiden’s Ecstasy with anything rich, oily, or buttery. Just as perfect with Dim Sum as it is with quiche. An ideal after meal tea: the deep flavor compliments dark or milk chocolate, ice-cream (it’s true!), a stroopwaffle, any flavor of cheese cake. You will feel its digestive powers making your happy belly all the more happy.
Samovar's is dedicated to preserving the simplicity and integrity of the tea traditions and inspiring people to practice peace through drinking tea.
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