112 Tasting Notes
this was my first pu-erh. I saw it at Whole Foods, and figured i would give it a try. i liked it. it is earthy. I like that it as a strong flavor. It is nice to have them as little discs. When i am at work (or at home) and i do not want to measure out a teaspoon of tea, it is nice to put this out and know you have the correct amount of tea.
I needed some tea to keep at work. So the other day I went to Whole Foods and got some of this Wuyi. I am writing this as I taste it, so this is my first thoughts.
Smell – honestly… it smells bad.
First Taste – taste bad. very smooth.
Next Couple of sips – getting more of a smoky, light almond taste.
not bad but not good… i probably will not buy this again.
By looking at the color of the steeped water, you would think that this tea had very little favor. But after smelling and tasting the tea, you get a burst of pear flavor. The one thing i do not like about this tea is the very sweet after taste. I feel like i just had a sweet tart. I thought that this would be good iced b/c of the sweetness but the flavor of the tea was to light when it was iced.
i have been drinking this tea for about 2 months now. I have liked it from the start, but the other day I wanted to play around with it. So I put some extra tea in so i could get a stronger flavor. I normally steep it 5-6 minutes, but this time i only did about 4-4:30. Made a huge difference. All of the flavors stood out more but at the same time blended together. A smooth taste. i am going to be making it that way from now on.
When i first started drinking this i was not a huge fan. But now I have this every morning. This is always my first tea and then i follow it with something else.
My original problem with it was that i was not making it correctly. I always had clumps of powder. I tried a couple of different tools and ended up using an small egg beater. I also only poured in a little water at a time and then mixed it, then more water and so on. I think it is a little pricey, but at the same time it does last a long time.