sample sipdown…i think i’m going to try this one again in future. it really didn’t taste like a whole lot of anything so i’m not sure how that works lol i even steeped it for super long after a few sessions. go figure
“sample sipdown...i think i'm going to try this one again in future. it really didn't taste like a whole lot of anything so i'm not sure how that works lol i even steeped it for super long after a...” Read full tasting note
“Dexter3657 sent this sample my way so I'd have another sheng to try. I wonder why there's only one review on here for this tea... I brewed it up, quick rinse and then 20 sec. It was strange but...” Read full tasting note
The purple pu-er tea is a rare tea variety in the Yunnan large-leaf tea and is famous for its high health benefits, high percentage of anthocyanidins, and amino acids, particularly tea polyphenols. Purple pu-er is a quite a visually stunning tea. This purple pu-er is made from one bud with one leaf, the dark leaves have a unique scent that is reminiscent of raspberries and dark chocolate. This tea to be quite smooth and sweet, Flavors of chocolate and vanilla, maybe some oak notes reminiscent of a barrel-aged wine. It is very pleasing to drink.
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Dexter3657 sent this sample my way so I’d have another sheng to try. I wonder why there’s only one review on here for this tea…
I brewed it up, quick rinse and then 20 sec. It was strange but I didn’t taste much of anything (like Sil in her review). I tried another infusion but still wasn’t getting anything. By the 4th infusion, I figured I would use up the other part of the sample and do gong fu brewing like on the Tao Tea leaf website. I thought I must be doing something wrong. On the website they say this tea has complex flavour with hints of chocolate , vanilla and the tartness of raspberries and a bit of white wine. It sounds wonderful. Maybe i don’t have a refined palate for tasting but to me all I got was a weak pu-er earthy flavour with a bit of bitterness. I suppose there MIGHT have been a hint of chocolate. Even doing gong fu brewing didn’t bring out all those flavours for me. I’m puzzled that a tea described sounding so wonderful was nothing like that for me.
Glad I got the chance to try it though. Thanks Dexter3657!