drank Blood Orange Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
165 tasting notes

This tea has been recommended to me a countless number of times but I have always been hesitant to try it due to my previous experiences with Pu’erh teas. I have found most of them to be really oily, some so bad it even creates a nasty coating over the roof of your mouth and tongue. Many are also quite fishy and as a vegan, that taste is highly unpleasant! I finally worked up the courage and had this one iced today. This, like the other pu’erhs I have had does have a very strong and distinct flavour. I can now see why it was paired with the strong flavour of orange. If it were to be paired with any milder flavours, I am not exactly sure if they would even come through because the pu’erh is so strong! Compared to the other pu’erhs I have tried ( for example aloha pu’erh and berry good) this one is not nearly as oily! This was actually the first pu’erh I was able to finish an entire cup of! My mom had this warm and I had it iced. To compare the two, we both found that the warm tea was alot more citrusy, both in the smell and the taste. The iced tea, while still having a significant amount of citrus, mostly showcased the tea itself. As many of you know, I have not overly developed the taste for pu’erhs as of yet but I would probably drink this again and would actually like to try it warm as well. I can’t say I would crave this (like I do for some of the other ones) but I now feel more open to trying more pu’erh teas. I also can’t see myself buying any of this to steep at home but it is certainly something I would recommend to friends and family members who enjoy this type of tea.

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I am a tea fanatic and have also recently made the transition from vegetarian to vegan! I always have tea in my hand and in my overflowing cupboard!

I prefer black, green and white teas. I have recently discovered mate and oolongs. So far I’ve enjoyed them however, I have not tried very many. I am not often a fan of rooibos as I tend to find them overly woody but have found there to be some exceptions. As for herbals, I am only recently beginning to drink these on a regular basis (mostly iced) as the weather gets warmer, but these I am willing to try. I have not yet developped the taste for pu’erh.

I tend to only rate and review the teas I drink once (maybe twice if my opinion REALLY changes; especially if I were to have them prepared a different way). I currently only use Steepster for logging my reviews of David’s Tea although I do drink teas from many different companies. Every time I visit the store, I try something new in a cup to-go as I enjoy going through the tea menu and marking off teas as I try them. My goal is to try them all!

My rating system is as follows:
90-100: Wecome to my permanent collection! (worthy of a 100g tin!)

75-90: Definetly would drink again but maybe not all the time. I would buy a small amount (50g or less) to have once in a while.

50-75: I will finish the cup but not my favourite.

25-50: I will try to finish the cup but may not be able to.

0-25: Not my cup of tea…down the sink we go!

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