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drank Cardamom Pu-erh by Numi Organic Tea
2495 tasting notes

Thanks to the Travelling Tea Box, I’m trying some of Numi’s flavoured puerhs that have been on my wishlist for a long time (years!)

The pu’erh is from Yunnan, but tastes like poorly stored ripe tea. I get lots of the typical mushroom and Earthy tones, but I also get some fishy smell from the brewed tea. Hints of wood and mineals. The cardamom is delightful and there is also some metallic liquorice taste from the green cardamom. This is actually a really tasty tea, but I wish they had used a less fishy puerh.

Flavors: Cardamon, Earth, Fishy, Licorice, Metallic, Mineral, Spices

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