1 Tasting Note
Hmm. I’m new to Puerh tea so I recently picked up a big sample box from Numi of all of their Puerh offerings. I guess since this one has no added flavors in the name, it’s the closest in the box to a straight-up cake of something exotic– in bag form.
I neglected to sniff the bag before steeping, but as it steeped it gave off an earthy scent, perhaps leathery, but something familiar I couldn’t put my finger on.
After the first sip I knew– It tastes and smells a LOT like an unlit cigar. A high-quality cigar, mind you, but a cigar nonetheless. Like the taste you get when the cigar end has been trimmed, it’s in your mouth and waiting to be lit. Not a flavor I ever find myself Jonesing for. That’s not to say this tea is terrible, just not my thing. I’ll finish the other two sample bags I have and then be done with it.