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Recent Tasting Notes
A pretty mild white tea when made at the recommended temperature and time for a white tea. I had three variations of it in which the water was hotter or it steeped longer and none of them were as smooth and pleasant but each had and increasingly sweeter, more honey-like aftertaste.
Tasted really medicinal to me. I tried it several times, different steeping times, and really tried to give this one a chance. Even steeped several times it still wasn’t my taste. The flavor was much stronger then I like even with lesser amount. Some part of the ingredients gave it a medicinal smell and flavor. I ended up giving this to another tea lover, hopefully it’s something they like. Hate to waste it as it’s quite expensive tea.
Very smooth and drinkable, but doesn’t have much in the flavor department. Typical leafiness and a bit of butter on the tongue. Having some right now, notice that the astringency is fairly low, but has a nice bite at the end. Was surprised the reviews were so overwhelmingly for it, however, as I have had much nicer teas.
Flavors: Butter, Grass
Looking for a tasty puer blend? This one is up there. Not as good as Lupicia’s puer blend, but this Marmalade Puerh blend is better than Adagios and many others I’ve tried.
It is zesty, tangy citrus, just like a rindy marmalade, candied orange notes, hint of sweet licorice, with an earthy background of puer. The puer isn’t funky and the licorice is really subtle.
However, this is provided you steeped it well – this tea is fussy to brew. It weighs a lot, and if you overleaf you will get something too licorice and sludgy. Best is 6 grams, 10oz water, 3 minutes. No rinse.
Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/marmalade-puerh-california-tea-house-tea-review/