So I bought one of the specialty tins of this today, thinking that I really love pu’erh and have a newly discovered appreciation of ooglong teas, but so far I’m not too impressed.
The tea smells really good in the tin (I was able to smell it even through the plastic bag), very orange-y and citrus-y. I don’t see too many of the orange peels that the ingredients promise, though, just the tea leaves, ginger, and what I’m assuming is eleuthero root, so I’m a bit skeptical at how much of the orange is from the flavouring and how much if it is from actual orange peels. I might just be the batch I got, though.
Brewed it has a nice earthy smell from the pu’erh with a hint of citrus, and the liquor is a deep red. I found it rather lacking in taste, though; to me it’s like a less strong version of Blood Orange Pu’erh. I couldn’t taste any ginger in it at all, either. It may be how much tea I used, though, so next time I’ll try using some more and see if I get better results. Until then, I might take this for the supposed health/weight loss benefits when I’m having a bad body-image day, but I much prefer Blood Orange Pu’erh for a orange and citrus pu’erh, and I always have lots of nice oolong teas.