1 Tasting Note
Generally, I love anything that tastes like s’mores. This tea was just OK. Definitely better hot. I didn’t really get a lot of the chocolate flavor, I mostly taste cinnamon first, with marshmallow & a little graham cracker. The pu’erh flavor is there, but it’s faint… you can discern it in the teas aroma, as well as a little… musty-ness, for lack of a better descriptor.
I like this best as a latte! I brewed up one perfect spoonful in about 10oz of water (it’s really hard to oversteep this tea, in my opinion…) and add a teensy splash of vanilla while it’s brewing up. I’ll add some frothed (or not frothed, depending on how lazy I’m feeling) half & half and it’s pretty tasty.
I have a couple of gripes about this tea… #1, The David’s Tea website doesn’t mention anywhere about the type of pu’erh in this blend; not how long it’s aged, or where it’s from… nothing to clue you in on the pungency of this tea that is traditionally a strong & acquired taste… all pretty important things for someone who is familiar (or unfamiliar) with an aged/fermented product. #2, this is not a chai to me. The cinnamon flavor is there, but it’s not spicy enough for me to place the flavor profile of this tea alongside others that I reach for when I’m craving a chai…
I don’t know if I will repurchase this one, but I will definitely finish what I have. If you like s’mores flavors, this could be a good way to ease into the world of pu’erh. A beginners pu’erh, if you will.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Earth, Graham Cracker, Musty, Sweet, Vanilla