52 Tasting Notes
I think one of the best things to tell people new to this tea is that it tastes nothing like what it smells. The smell can be very offputting, I think (and the little sample at the store when I first bought some smelt nothing like what the tea did in the bag), and the seaweed might make some heads turn, but the final product is worth it. I understand some not liking this because it doesn’t have the full package (a good scent and taste), but it had me really hoping it’d make it beyond a tea of the month.
Oh man, I only just got this on Friday evening after seeing it up on the site and it is already my new favourite tea. I bought 50 grams of it but I’m thinking I will definitely have to go back to get more soon, because WOW, this tea. It smells amazingly of blood orange with other citrusy notes and I could be content to just periodically open the bag and smell it if the tea itself wasn’t so good. It smells like orange candy; GOOD quality orange candy, like candied orange peels, not something cheap. The tea is a good pu’erh as I usually find from David’s, with light citrus notes in the scent and a great orange flavour. I resteeped the same batch of leaves four times and it still tasted great; less orange, of course, but still a good earthy pu’erh. I really recommend this to any pu’erh fans looking for something new, or even as an intro to pu’erh tea in general. A really, really fantastic tea.