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drank Coffee Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
1379 tasting notes

Firstly let me start by saying that I dislike coffee. In the last few years I would have had maybe 2 or 3 cups of coffee and that was only because I was given it to drink, not because I chose it. So why on Earth do I want to try coffee Pu Erh? It’s a flavour that I have not (yet) tried and honestly that is the only thing that appeals itself to me. Mixing tea with coffee is madness!

I open the packet and take a sniff – my eyes just closed and I said ‘Yep…that’s coffee’. Bitter and sharp coffee. But there is also a tone of something else… chocolate? cocoa? Cappuccino like more than bog standard coffee.

Right lets just throw myself into the deep end and try it.

Once steeped this tea is brown in colour and has a strong cappuccino coffee scent. It’s sweeter than the raw form.

Well here goes nothing sip Huh… it’s not that bad. It’s smell is stronger than it’s bite. The coffee is bitter but the Pu Erh seems to lighten it enough. It’s the strangest thing I have ever tasted. It tastes like coffee but has the consistency of tea. A part of me wished I left this one for my husband to try as he is a huge coffee drinker. He drinks coffee like I drink tea.

Overall it’s not something I would buy and not sure I would try it again either but happy to say that it’s another Davids Tea and flavoured Pu Erh that I can cross of my list.

Also as a side note – This tea goes to show that you should never judge a tea before you try it. While I don’t love it nor do I hate it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I’m 30 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 six of my own called Cassie, Mr Sooty Pants,Ivory Ruby, Lady, Misty 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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