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.