My second cup of Pu Erh of the night. This one chosen at random again from my lovely Pu Erh goody box. I am not sure what lotus tastes like per say but one can imagine it’s light and floral. Lotus flowers are beautiful to look at so the idea of drinking one (well part of one) is fun.

Again usual amber coloured ripe Pu Erh colour with the traditional ripe Pu Erh smell.

This cup of tea was steeped after my meal which is supposed to aid with weight loss which is a plus for me if it works.

After my first sips while I found the Pu Erh a nice strength I had trouble detecting the lotus. After a while you can taste something slightly sweet and sharp in the background which must be the lotus. If anything it makes the Pu Erh slightly fresher tasting but does not really aid much else when it comes to flavour. A shame that this tea did not have a more notable flavour but I suppose it’s perfect for Pu Erh drinkers who play their tea safely when it comes to trying new things.

It is also possible that there may not be that much lotus in this brew as I started a fresh cake. I have noticed that a lot of the time the flavour enhancer (fruit, leaves, flowers etc) are mostly towards the middle of the cake. Perhaps next time I brew this I shall dig into the middle and see if there are any changes to taste.

Still the perfect drink to finish my book to.

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I’m 28 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Cassie, Mr Sooty Pants,Ivory and Ollie.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

My rating system
I have my own way of rating teas that makes each one personal. I have different categories, I rate each tea depending on what it is made of. For example: I rate green teas in a different way to black teas or herbal teas. So black, white, green, Pu Erh, Rooibos, Oolong, blends and tisanes all have their own rating system. That way I can compare them with other teas of the same or similar type before for an adequate rating. And when I do give top marks which is very rare I am actually saying that I would love to drink that tea all day, every day if possible. It’s a tea that I would never turn down or not be in the mood for. So while I agree that no tea is 100% perfect (as nothing is) I am saying that it’s as close as it comes to it. After all, in my book the perfect teas (or close to perfect anyway) are ones that I could drink all the time. That is why you will find a high quality black or Oolong will not have as high a score as a cheap flavoured blend, they are simply not being compared in the same category.


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Leicester, England, United Kingdom



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