I received this in a swap and I am 99% sure it came from The Purrfect Cup! I received two swaps in the mail that day and tore them open in a frenzied passion and may have mixed samples from the two envelopes!
When I opened the pouch, I had not looked it up yet, and seeing the golden tips immediately thought that this must be a typical breakfast blend with lots of Assam. But the smell of the package was sweet, almost dessert-like, so off I went to look up what steeping parameters were being used.
That is when I saw what the blend was. Hmmmm. Very unusual.
I love it when I can drink something with no additions and be happy with it. I feel better about taking in fewer calories (that is how I justify my almost nightly home-made chocolate shake – LOL!) and I have heard you absorb more antioxidants without milk added. I tried this plain, and behold! This was really great just as it is!
The aroma of the cup was cocoa-y, but the sip was full of dark oolong! I didn’t taste the puerh but their description says it is there to settle the stomach, and no doubt it adds some early-morning-get- you-going heft to the cup. There was no fish or horse farm aroma at all from the puerh, and I can really use early morning stomach settling instead of irritating it right off the bat!
This was good, and if you like breakfast blends and want something with heft (not too hefty) without resorting to builder’s tea and you aren’t married to the idea of Assam in your breakfast blend, this is an excellent choice. The oolong adds all the presence and body that is often lent by Assams in these blends and it lacks nothing. I drank the whole pot already. LOL! This is definitely worth buying, and makes breakfast pretty special.
Thank you, The Purrfect Cup!