Got to have flapjacks for breakfast, right? It was also an easy thing to pull out this morning, so maybe just call me lazy. I’m happy to be on safe ground with a ripe pu’erh, though; somehow I just feel like I know where I am with those. Raw is still a little scary!
This one is pretty much as I’d hoped. It’s on the sweet side right from the first sip, with some really prominent and distinctive dried date notes. There’s very little earthiness; mostly, this seems to be about rich sweetness and dark, dried fruit flavours. It reminds me a little of sticky toffee pudding, without the sauce! In texture terms, it’s really smooth and almost oily; it feels like it ought to leave a residue, but fortunately doesn’t.
This one’s really easy to drink, and pleasingly different from most of the ripe pu’erhs I’ve tried recently. It holds up well, too, as you’d expect. I’m still loving the coin format (like I said, I’m lazy), and I feel like I might have found my pu’erh happy place in White2Tea.
I’m on holiday for 2 weeks at the beginning of July, so some of these might come with me. I’m not sure how I’m going to manage my challenge during that time; either take a break or carry enough samples and note everything down, I suppose. TBD! For the moment, I’m going to go back to enjoying this one.